This primarily applies to right-wing pundits, political leaders, journalist, and bloggers and it’s simple really.
They can’t stand anyone whose opinions or beliefs differ from theirs because, like someone who’s done too much cocaine, they think they are right, and there is no other possible way to be. They often pretend to speak for God, they have feeling of superiority. In fact they are just dumb-ass mob rule followers. Any objective student of history could recognize this happening time and again.
This allows them to win a lot of arguments. No need to think, just stick to their position and denigrate their opponent, and insist their position is the only correct position. No rational thought involved no substantiation for their “talking points“, and no reality whatsoever. The talking points allow the creation of some virulent and unhealthy memes which takes some serious mental effort to resist.
They are wrong on most counts and they know it. They just don’t care so long as they get their way, can manipulate others and consolidate power. This is being irresponsible as a human being.
So just remember, calm and rational arguments won’t work. Take a heavy handed, aggressive, yet rational approach if you get into a debate with the right, use empiricism, skepticism and especially philosophical sophism (e.g. Like Socrates.) You’re sure to beat some sense into them.
If all else fails insinuate that if they really believe what their saying then their intellect is on par with that of an 8 year old then drop the subject. At least that way they probably won’t talk to you anymore.
This post was made possible by the likes of Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Ruch Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson and all other “conservative” / neo-con self-serving sycophantic pundits, politicians and demagogues.
Where’s H.L. Mencken when you need him.