Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:18 pm
Location: Left Coast
| I wrote this back in October of '05... IMO it is just as viable today as it was then.
It has become my focus over the past few months, as it is painfully obvious to me that no matter what happens, no matter what is revealed, no matter what is said, no matter how much evidence is presented, the right wingers I and we continually engage in in our "discussions" here (insert board name... any board name) and on the myriad of other forums we post at, they just aren't going to learn.
I used to be a card carrying, methane breathing, republican that supported bush in his war on Afghanistan and the capture of that snake Osama Been Forgotten...
Thanks to my pals, and especially to Doc Billy... I had an anal-cranial extraction procedure and once I was again breathing fresh air, I became incensed at what I saw and became the forum warrior you all know today. So yes... it is possible for those that are currently living with their heads up their as$es to come back into reality, provided, they have an ear to hear and an eye to see, and a brain capable of connecting the dots.
But, I don't really care if the right wingers don't hear what I say, or read with comprehension that which I write as it is NOT them that I am talking to anyway!
I write for the guests... the lurkers... those that don't participate in our discussions. Those that just read what we post without commenting, those that sit on the fence, those that didn't vote last time but will next, I write to inform THEM.
waves to the lurkers...
Think about it, my friends. It frees you from the attachment of trying to educate that right winger that you just want to reach into the screen and slap upside his or her head to knock some reason into them. So look past them, as they're not listening anyway, and address our quiet, unseen readers.... who are.
waves to the lurkers, again... how ya doin'?
Always talk to the lurker, and say so while you're doing it, because my friends, that really infuriates our opposition.
heh heh heh heh heh...
addendum '07: Always take your weekends off. Spend that time with your friends and family, because you can never know when they might be taken from you or you from them. And besides, the right wingers will still be here on Monday.
Addendum '08: Don't trade insults with the righties no matter how good it feels at the time... it diminishes your message by showing the lurker you are no better than that foul mouthed righty.
Rise above them. It's easy. Really... Hit them with solid research, good sources and impeccable logic and they'll come apart at the seams every time. And when they do... and call you every which name in the book... don't get mad and retaliate...
Annnnnnnnnd let them get the infractions.
My Pep Talk For Lefties and Lurkers
I cannot teach anybody anything,
I can only make them think.