When Civility Is No Longer Warranted

The man told me it is ok to agree to disagree and I said he was dead wrong.

Why?

Because he told me Sandy Hook was fake and spouted three other ridiculous conspiracy theories.

“There is a moment when civility is no longer warranted and it starts now. I will not let you push offensive knowledge that isn’t based upon fact or rational thought as if we are having a simple disagreement.

This is not you and I debating whether you can put ketchup on a hot dog or if chunky is better than creamy.

If you believe Sandy Hook is fake, that the earth is flat and that nothing happened on January 6th you are delusional and in need of help.”

They pushed back and said I had been taken in by propaganda.

I refused to listen and said it was convenient to say that anything you dislike is fake and anything you agree with is factual.

“Toddlers do that. I am ok with two and three-year-olds figuring out what is real. That doesn’t extend to adults who push the lies you are trying to.

It is not only offensive it is dangerous to let idiotic claptrap be pushed out as having some sort of science or peer-reviewed support when no such thing exists.

There are some things upon which there is no room for disagreement and this is one of them.”

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4 Comments

  1. Mitch Mitchell July 30, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Yeah! About a month ago I did a video stating the fact that what the January 6th committee is doing is real, it’s not partisan and that every witness so far not only has been conservative, but worked for the orange guy up until the riot did what it did. Luckily I don’t have any friends that don’t believe what I believe, and that’s a good thing because I’m at that age where I’m not putting up with it; I’ve been an only child my entire life, and we can disagree on things that are factual, but spout nonsense at me and we don’t have to speak again. Kudos!

    • Jack Steiner July 31, 2022 at 9:42 am

      I appreciate that. I have a couple of friends who haven’t said the J6 committee is totally wrong but they avoid talking about it. After forty some years I told them that if they think it is all fake I am not sure our friendship can survive that.

      I can disagree on policy and approach on some things but that…nope. Sandy Hook–not a chance.

      And I simply will not be silent because too many people take that to mean the purveyors of the big lie are on to something.

  2. Renee McKinley July 30, 2022 at 8:16 am

    This is by far the best response I’ve seen to the spreaders of those type of lies. Thank you.

    Renee

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