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Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:20 PM Aug 2015

General Discussion is for the brave [View all]

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by etherealtruth (a host of the General Discussion forum).

I cannot help but notice that advocates for the BLM fiasco, Hillary Clinton and such are hiding behind the skirts of the protected forums.

If a person is unable to defend his or her opinion in GD, it is a strong indication that the opinion may be wrong. Hiding in a forum with like-minded people who pronounce every tippity-tap a person makes on their keyboard as originating from sparkle farting unicorns is a lousy substitute for discovering flaws in our thinking.

If BLM made a mistake over the weekend, if plants have corrupted the movement, or if HRC is a poor choice for President, then we need to figure that out through research and rhetoric.

Having someone trounce another person doesn't mean the trouncer is better than the trounced. It means the trounced has an opportunity to develop his or her opinion into something which can survive the crucible of rhetoric.

It is through that process that we have drawn the temporarily-incorrect-but-intelligent to support things such as gay marriage, better healthcare, evolution, climate change, free public education, unions and many other progressive issues.

It is only by pretending that the indefensible is still in the right that we become weak.

Cowering in a protected forum is poor way to support a cause. If the ideas or opinions have merit, then prove it. If attacks on ideas are erroneous, then provide a reasoned defense.

If the ideas or opinions are indefensible, then we all know what we have to do.

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General Discussion is for the brave [View all] Android3.14 Aug 2015 OP
Let it go. PowerToThePeople Aug 2015 #1
In case you haven't noticed, discussion of primary candidates isn't allowed in GD. pnwmom Aug 2015 #2
Oh, ffs. Deal. PeaceNikki Aug 2015 #3
SOME rw assholes hifiguy Aug 2015 #6
IBTL. nt OnyxCollie Aug 2015 #4
It does take a certain swashbuckling spirit to hang in GD at times. hifiguy Aug 2015 #5
LOCKING etherealtruth Aug 2015 #7
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