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Life-affirming Values Deserve Better than Ridicule

When leftist/progressives employ ridicule, they seek to destroy - ridicule demolishes.
When they employ sarcasm, they seek to destroy - mockery is destruction.
When they use the argument from intimidation - accusing their opponents of racism, or lack of compassion - they destroy.
When they engage "political correctness" - literally, banning the use of "politically incorrect" words, really, thoughts - they destroy.
When they attend speeches by opponents and shout them down so loudly their opponent cannot effectively speak, they are destroying.
When they riot, rampage, loot and burn, they are destroying - directly.

What they are doing is literally destroying thoughts in the minds of others - before those others can clarify and consider thoughts opposed to the leftists. They are actually doing battle inside the minds of their opponents, shutting down those minds before they can become a threat.

It is one thing when leftists do this. The modern leftist is at root a nihilist. Destruction is their goal so acts of destruction in the guise of ridicule, sarcasm, or intimidation is fully consistent with their mentality. Destruction is their goal, destruction is their tool.

It saddens me when activists on the right start to adopt these same tactics.

Our values of liberty, freedom, independence and peaceable trade among men are life-affirming values, in direct contrast to and opposite the values of the modern left, which are nihilist and life-denying.

When we speak to people of our life-affirming, positive values but do it in a negative, nihilist manner the same as the left - we undercut our own argument. We demolish our own values

The intellectual battle we are in is not a laughing matter. It is not an appropriate subject for childish sarcasm, insults, tearing-down.

It is deadly serious and it will help our cause greatly if we treat life and death matters seriously - and in a positive manner, in accord with the life-affirming nature of our values.


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