The outragous conservative…

This lifted directly from Ace of Spades… but is worth sharing…

Progressives aren’t interested in what we have to say, or in having a “reasonable dialog” with us. It’s nothing but “shut up or we’ll shut you up!”. This is what their shouty, dialed-up-to-11 rhetoric is designed to do. And this generally works, or at least, that’s how it has worked in the past. But what has happened over time is a process very much like how we produced antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Like a dose of penicillin, the shouty rhetoric takes out “nice” conservatives or conservatives who decide they have better things to do than to get shouted at by shouty progressives. But some conservatives manage to survive, so the dosage is upped: the shouts get even louder and the attacks get more vicious and are extended beyond the political arena into personal lives. This creates a very hostile environment. But even it drives out or silences many conservatives, it also creates a new strain of tough conservatives who don’t mind fighting, who like to fight, and can throw 2 punches for every one they take.

I remember back in the old days, public conversations between liberals and conservatives usually went something like this:

1. liberal: says something
2. conservative: responds
3. liberal: you’re a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
4a. conservative: I am not a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
4b. conservative attempts to give evidence for statement 4a.
5. liberal: not good enough
6. Go to step 3

Many conservatives simply don’t care anymore. Warden’s excellent piece earlier this week makes this clear. The new, Trump-era “honey badger conservative” playbook appears to be this:

1. conservative: says something
2. liberal: you’re a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
3. conservative: fuck you.


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7 Responses to The outragous conservative…

  1. notamobster says:

    I like it. It’s a good analogy…the penicillin.

  2. A Guy says:

    Can confirm. Although I may have progressed to the new step 3 which is “No more fucks to give”

  3. Cold Warrior says:

    Now when I talk to a liberal acquaintance, or meet a new one, who wants to discuss any political topic with me, I start out by laying down ground rules.

    I say:

    Let’s just set some ground rules. I want you to know that I know that you believe, because I’m a conservative Republican, the following about me:

    You believe I am a racist.

    You believe I am afraid of homosexuals and hate them.

    You believe I do not want poor people to get health care when they need it.

    You believe I am part of a group that is making war on women.

    So, now that we’ve established what we know you believe about me, I’m happy to talk to you about politics.

    Thank you.

  4. Mike says:

    With the few encounters I’ve had, it’s been “Fuck you, prove it.”

  5. notamobster says:

    Anti-Trump hate from the left:


  6. TxMan says:

    Ok, when dealing with one of these loons, let them get so worked up emotionally that they take a swing at you (use situational awareness to be ready for said swing). Then, let the “teaching moment” proceed! Lol