Yeah, I am all too aware that I have a big cakehole, my entire family has told me that since the beginning of Paul time. And yes, there has hardly been a single instance where my opinion was not readily available to be had for a pittance. I shall certainly offer my thoughts on just about anything.
I can debate any topic (that I have studied) for hours on end. Yes, I have had my hat handed to me on numerous occasions, yet oddly, I have never reacted to those defeats with anything other than humility. Good sportsmanship was beaten into me at any early age. A simple, "Dammit, boy, you bested me in no uncertain terms..." is always a graceful exit.
However, there must always be rules (written or not) to those debates. There always must be intellectual honesty and you must go into debate knowing that there is always a possibility that you shall lose.
In other words, you must be a fucking gentleman.
Here's what I have noticed in the last few years. Those basic rules and mutual understanding are gone. There is no longer an air of the possibility of legitimate disagreement, the loser must be destroyed. Well, okay, I can debate according to those rules, too.
When I first blogged about the Murderous Idiots of Islam, shockingly, I got death threats. Oh, okay, I made the statement that Muslims are savages that kill anyone that disagrees with them, AAAAAND my life was threatened. H-E-L-L-O?!?!?! Irony alert!
Now, it has gotten to the point with liberal ideology, like the utterly discredited fraud of global warming, those on the left threaten violence. Okay, if that is where the debate leads, so be it. I am a man, my contact info is readily available, make it happen.
What this whole scenario boils down to is ideology. The left makes no qualms about inciting violence to get their way (Hell, they burn down their own frigging cities and neighborhoods in their efforts), but I shall not be scared into backing down, folks. I am guaranteed my rights to my own opinions, if you want to attempt to deprive me of my personal INDIVIDUAL rights, bring it. PACK A FUCKING LUNCH.
All that bullshit said, I have plenty of liberal friends. Plenty, because in the architectural field, I am in the minority. However, in our dealings with one another, we actually understand that the ideology is different but the desire for everyone to succeed is the same. Yes, my liberal friends are wrong in their opinions, but I know that their intentions are good. They ignore the fact that there is human nature to consider, there are people that shall exploit the left's naivete, and that not everyone is honest with their desires. Couple that with the FACT that not everyone has the ability in everything that everyone else has. <--that made sense to me, yo!
I am not confused with those liberal fantasies. Even though I am not a part of the ridiculously wrongly named, "The Reality Based Community," I understand the true ramifications of "Progressivism" because I study history like a mad man. You see, past performance IS indicative of future results. This quote is attributed to Albert Einstein, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." That DEFINES liberalism and "Progressivism."
Throughout the whole idiotic duration of the movement of socialism, fascism, Communism, collectivism*, those morons have always maintained that to dissolve or ignore one's own desires is the key to whirled peas**. I am beyond that insanity, whirled peas** do not exist and I know this.
So, in case you are remotely curious, threaten your violence, that's cool. But, be prepared to back it up, Homer, I grew up hard.
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* All of these are part and parcel of the ideology of liberalism or "Progressivism."
** This means "world peace" in case you did not know.