I suppose with most of my 50+years in progressive political action, along with a few combats, a chain-gang, and over 20 years in federal prisons, my silly-talk neurons have become jaded.
Some people simply love to argue; it gives them the illusion of intelligence. And so-called conservative-libertarians, etc., few having any grounding in social consciousness or empathy, substitute the vacuum with manic polemics. Of course, they stay perpetually frustrated–and all the more dangerous.
The illusion of democratic, intelligent Conservatives is an example;
there’s no such thing. Certainly within the parameters of the psycho-social academic disciplines, by definition, a “conservative” is a person who’s rooted in the past, who identifies w/the prevailing systemic authority, and whom has never progressed into the normative stages of socio-moral development (despite any seeming history of youthful shallow identification otherwise).
For instance, I would never consider for a moment arguing with, say, the shrub, George Bush Jr. He’s quite simply an over-indulged, self-entitled, drunken frat-boy with a silver spoon up his ass (and that’s being generous). What’s to argue with? more…