Clearing the Fog
in the
War of Words


  logomachy--1. A dispute about words. 2. A dispute carried on in words only; a battle of words.
logomachon--1. One who argues about words. 2. A word warrior.



Turn Blue Day

Someone new to me (via The Anchoress) has a great idea for a counter-inaugural demonstration. Jim at The Sundries Shack proposes Hold Your Breath and Turn Blue Day!
Here’s how it works. On the day of the inauguration, find the nearest person to you who voted for the President. Once you get their attention, start holding your breath until you turn blue and pass out.

See, that’ll reinforce your “blue” image while showing them that you possess the sort of political maturity it takes to stage a protest that gets results!

And when the paramedics get there to check on you, you can tell them just how horrible things are for them since Bush isn’t giving them any Homeland Security money. They’ll appreciate that.

Have you noticed that conservatives argue for this or demonstrate against that, but liberals style their actions a “counter” whatever—-culture, convention, demonstration, inaugural. It’s as though it is not enough to oppose conservatives’ ideas and activities; they have to nullify conservatives. Conservatives and their works can’t be allowed even to exist.

Maybe that's a clue to why arguing with blue-staters is so often an exercise in frustration. They just don’t understand the idea of a counter argument.



  This page is powered by Blogger, the easy way to update your web site.
My Profile

Home  |  Archives