Welcome to the 2nd installment of my new discussion series. For more information on how this series started click here.
Today’s discussion will be centered around Conservative Politics
For the original article that I’m responding to, follow this link
First, let start by saying that no I do not think that all Conservatives are hateful. I know a few people who are republicans and who are very tolerant. However, it does appear that the people from this party who speak the loudest come off as hateful with some of the things that they say. On the other hand that can also be said for a lot of liberals. I’ve seen it and I will acknowledge it.
My first issue arises with the first paragraph, at the end. Why is it a bad thing to not want to offend other people? Why would you want to say something offensive? I don’t understand why it’s so hard to have an opinion that doesn’t have to include throwing insults at someone who’s different from you. Why is that necessary?
There’s also a massive amount of generalizing here which is noticeable, but the least concerning aspect of this article.
Moving forward, she talks about the way that she is treated due to having a difference of opinion. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and not everyone will agree with you. I think she fails to realize though that a lot of the criticism she gets for being conservative, liberals also get. I guess I would consider myself liberal and trust me, I’ve been there. At some point you have to learn to pick your battles wisely because there’s a big difference between having a good, intellectual debate with someone who listens to you and having to talk in circles because someone thinks their opinion is the highest form of thinking there is.
Yes, the First Amendment is incredibly important in this country. However, in terms of her comment about freedom of speech ending where feelings begins…. why does your expression of your opinion have to be rooted in insults? There’s a difference between not agreeing with someone about what classifies as “nice weather” and someone who believes that you deserve to be treated less than human or that you just shouldn’t exist at all. That’s not censorship, it’s being a decent human being.
I whole-heartedly agree that once someone starts name calling it’s because they have nothing valid to say………I also find it a little ironic that she says not to result to insults after referring to liberals as “snowflakes” and later “outspoken cry-babies.” Whatever happened to practice what you preach?
First discussion: White Privilege