Quote from VivaLasViejas
"... and others believe that the environment is more important than human beings."
It's comments such as the one Jolie is referring to that have essentially driven me away from the political forums in recent weeks. I've tried, believe me, but I simply cannot wrap my mind around the idea that some people equate protecting the unborn with putting American women in burqas, and others believe that the environment is more important than human beings.
And I'm not even going to try anymore.
More conservative voices are badly needed here to balance the scales, but mine will largely be silent as the November elections draw closer. I cannot listen to arguments that use leftist hyperbole in place of reason without being tempted to respond in terms that would not only violate the Terms of Service of this site, but sound just as wild and irrational in their own way.
I've decided that politics is NOT the hill upon which I choose to die. Good luck to all the candidates, and may the United States endure and flourish no matter who 'wins'.
I'm not going to go on about how much I respect you ... I do, a lot ... but I have to say that this is a dishonest statement. I've never written or read such a thing on this site.
Deliberately misrepresenting the position of the few environmentalists on here is demeaning and disrespectful to us all, yourself included.
"I cannot listen to arguments that use leftist hyperbole in place of reason without being tempted to respond ..."
And yet, when anyone does
present an argument, y'all disappear, often with the same complaint about "conservative voices" being shut out.
It doesn't seem to matter how carefully I screen and censor my language, ideas and attitudes. From where I sit, it seems like anything
that doesn't synch with the right wing's version of reality is "leftist hyperbole".
The implication is that the only way to reassure conservatives that they're being heard is to agree with them
I've worked hard to think critically about "leftist hyperbole" - it's as real as the right wing echo chamber - and to put the nuggets of truth I've found there back into some kind of realistic context that includes
but is not limited
to conservative perspective.
At the same time, I have no intention of swallowing self-serving inconsistencies, obvious hidden agendas, misrepresentation, or flat out lies
by anyone on either side of any political persuasion. If that makes you, as a conservative, feel silenced, then I think you need to look a little more closely at the rationales you're trying to advance, as I have done for mine.
If I can think around the Limbaugh wannabes ... why can't you do the same for the imitation Mahers?