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Reply #192


Response to Javaman (Reply #173)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 01:41 PM

192. Again, notsomuch.

 



Lecture:

1. An exposition of a given subject delivered before an audience or a class, as for the purpose of instruction.
2. An earnest admonition or reproof; a reprimand.


Tantrum:

A fit of bad temper. Also called regionally hissy2, hissy fit.


The OP is a reasoned explanation of why and under what circumstances one can expect to be notified of an otherwise unpleasant reality. You can delude yourself to any degree you feel necessary to think it is anything but an earnest admonition against people who voice refusal to vote for a Democrat for President and then complain when they are told, on a Democratic message board that their attitude is inappropriate. It wasn't 'angry' or 'upset', it was straightforward, earnest, and reasonable.

When someone complains about being reminded, on a Democratic message board, of the fact that a Republican could win the White House if Obama does not receive enough support after stating that they refuse to support him, that is much more like a 'tantrum'.

A 'tantrum' happens when someone is faced with something they don't want to hear and, instead of acknowledging the reality, they have to turn around and attack the messenger with accusations of 'extortion' or 'authoritarianism', or 'censorship'.

You can pretend all you want that the definitions and applications are reversible, but the only people that will agree will be the other tantrum-throwers that hate hearing the cold, hard truth.

As I said in the OP:

"I can always tell I'm standing on the correct side of an issue by how much the “other side” has to go out of their way to mischaracterize, conflate, and create strawmen."

After seeing how many of 'you' had to make shit up out of thin air, create strawmen, and make this about ME instead of the substance of the OP (like you just did!), the more solid the ground I stand on becomes.


Now, would you like to make this about the substance of the OP, or continue to talk about me?

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