Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Quickies: A Bit More From The Greshamite Perspective.

     After reading this brief piece by Christopher Chupik, it occurred to me that SJWs are aware of the application of Gresham’s Law to groups and employ it consciously. In effect, they use it to “cleanse” popular online fora of any non-Left sentiment that would otherwise be expressed there.

     Lies, vitriol, and slander are their preferred tools. When those fail, they recur to threats of violence. The end in view is always the exclusion of anyone who differs with them. They achieve their objective more often than not.

     Why? Well, from their perspective, it beats arguing for their positions, since their positions are the irrational whinings of a gaggle of intellectually challenged droolers, wholly opposed to both evidence and reason. From ours, it’s simply not worth the loss of dignity and self-respect that it would take to cope with their spittle-flecked emissions. From the standpoint of the forum operator or moderator caught in the toils, it’s beyond his control; he can’t force anyone to remain, and policing an oversized nursery full of idiots with Entitlement Symdrome is just too much like work.

     The most important consequence, of course, is that actual argument is nearly extinct. In the unlikely event that a Leftist position were to be rationally based and in need of analysis, that analysis would not occur. Thus, Leftists, the perpetrators of our partitioning into mutually hostile camps dripping with contempt for one another, are the chief losers: their idiotic emissions will be defeated by reality itself, while anything reasonable they come up with – I know, I know, it’s about as likely as a blizzard on Independence Day – won’t receive the testing it deserves.

     This is one of those days I feel just a wee bit glad to be an old man.


Reg T said...

There is a certain amount of horror attendant upon how long they are able to defy reality. And how many people are subject to democide while they do.

Weetabix said...

Don't feed the trolls. If you must interact with them, mock them. It will launch them quickly into a spittle-flecked nutty.