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The Power of Being “Offended” in Order to Shut Down Political Debate

Hope Springs Eternal Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 6:00 AM
Conservatives everywhere need to stand up to the bullies of the Left. When someone tries to call you racist, sexist, homophobe, don't run away with your tail tucked in. Scold them for their juvenile behavior. Name calling is not debate, it is the elementary school playground being brought into the very serious world of adult politics. Then hit them in the face with a (metaphorical) brick. Talk about how Liberals have destroyed the Black community. About how homosexuals have shut down Catholic adoption agencies. About how women have been taught to feel empowered by having doing porn or by wantonly killing their babies. Liberalism has ruined our culture, and most Conservatives let their fear stop them from saying a single word.
Big O7 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 3:25 PM
Please, don't stop, Hope. These were excellent, telling examples of the lies of liberalism put into into place and the carnage that results from them. And excellent, clear-headed ways to throw their red-herring tactics back in their faces. Thank you!
almostoverthehill Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 7:46 AM
Hey, name calling and dirty tactics are Obama's strong points. Whatever will he do?
Curtis108 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 6:51 AM
Even better... decry their intolerance.

Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting “offended” a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes the real debate from discussion. It then becomes difficult for the right to ever prevail with their position, because to...