This morning, Andy Eat-a-bag-of-Mc-Dicks, said that “there is no reason for anyone to own that many clips”. It reminded me of a brief essay I’d read recently that exposed a recent trend in conservative debate.
To begin with, I’ll give you a primer on effective debate. You will likely recognize much of this if you frequent this site, as the writers here tend to start from, and continue on, a position of logic-based reasoning. This site is one of very few where the principals involved (writers and audience) try not to stray very far from the anchor point of reason. Yes, it occurs, especially when trolled or attacks on character are perceived.
Most commonly practiced on this site is an informal type of Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Cases are laid out as a logical syllogism (to prove that the topic [resolution] is either right or wrong) with reason, most often, as the lone adjudicator of reason-based and thus, universally-applicable, morality judgments. We here are generally not moved by emotional appeal or any of the many logical fallacies so often used by the leftist crybabies (and increasingly those on the right). Hell, some of us even enjoy making them cry.
A proper discussion (debate) of morality judgments (as policy) requires that both sides begin from a good-faith position of respect, honesty, and desire to understand the opposing view (even if only to more thoroughly destroy said view in the future).
These good-faith positions are nearly impossible to begin with for most leftists because they are generally lying about their position. To wit:
• If you like your doctor…
• We need common sense gun safety…
• Don’t ask, don’t tell…
Leftists rarely ever lead with their true intention, because their true intention is the absolute control, domination, and ultimate destruction of any and all who oppose their warped world view. This is true in relation to Healthcare, Welfare, Gun Control, Property Rights, Environmental Protection, ad nauseum.
They will lie and slander, accuse and berate, scream, cry, and run away if you don’t comply with their childish demands to honor their view. As a result, a not inconsequential number of conservatives have taken up a new debating tactic with regard to debating gun control. The tactic is simple, effective, and long-overdue.
When leftists start talking about anything related to Gun Control, “Gun Safety”, and several other political positions, conservatives simply tell them to go fuck themselves.
There is no sense in debating a person in good-faith when that person has an ulterior motive. They are beginning from a position of deceit and nothing you can or will say is going to change that. So, the next time someone brings up gun control, smile and tell them to fuck off. Then, go buy a new Scary Black Rifle, because, fuck you.