Today – indeed, for some years now – any attempt to argue with someone on the political Left has been met with vituperation and accusations of evil motives. “Racist!” “Sexist!” “Xenophobe!” and so forth have become the Left’s standard responses to any sort of disagreement. These pejoratives have lost some of their ability to silence decent Americans – we’re losing our unwillingness to fight quite as swiftly as they’re losing their vestigial credibility – but they haven’t lost their ability to enrage us.
Today, a man who really deserves to be nationally known has laid down a marker:
Nicholas Freitas may be a humble state-level legislator, but in the above he speaks for millions of Americans who have simply had enough and will have no more of being slandered and condemned by persons who:
- Practice the lowest, tawdriest, most deceitful imaginable sort of politics;
- Recognize no standards of conduct to which they will adhere;
- Never accept responsibility for their failures.
Please, please spread this one around!
Did he get any applause from “the other side of the aisle”?
There is a better answer. You can go with two themes, “Fuck off” or “OK pedophile.”
I prefer the latter. It puts the anointed, as Thomas Sowell terms them, on defense, it makes them defend their morality. If they sputter and protest, rub it in even harder, because your accusation has just as much basis in fact than theirs does, and based on probability alone, is more likely to be true in the first place.
Don’t let claim the moral high ground by default, because no one gave it to them or awarded it in the first place.
Their policies are gigantic, monumental failures every time they are tried, and they can’t defend them on their merits, so they don’t. They always reach for moral approbation, because that is all they have, and it is the only tool in their tool kit.
Throw their moral attacks right back in their face, every time, without fail, in the same spirit as they are offered. Engrave this on your forehead: a tactic used is a usable tactic.