Deconstruction: disagreement as a key to rational argument
In the paragraph above we have several actors or groups of actors all splooged into a blob: All the doors opened (passive construction, implied actor), the access started shutting off (passive construction, implied actors). This is not persuasive or even descriptive. I wish you would de-blob some of your remarks when appropriate. I wish you would not invoke Demonic Urges and Forces to explain those not convinced or persuaded by your Trump promotion.
On 3/19/2016 at 10:56 AM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:On 3/19/2016 at 10:05 AM, william.scherk said:
My point was that the events are better explained in the relationship between Carly and her voters. She didn't get enough votes from voters. As for the 'steady stream of Trump bashing,' I gotta ask -- is there a category or conceptual label you can use to describe or denote a person who does not support Trump? I get Trump Haters, Bashers, Anti-Trump, and a new adjective in the mix, Trump despisers. [...]
Is there a term to use to denote a not-demonic group of non Trump Supporters?
Sure. Anti-Trump people. Those against Trump. And so on. I don't demonize someone who criticizes Trump just for criticizing him. There are lots of people who can't stand Trump as is their right. And some of them make great points.
Believe me, the establishment Republicrats knew exactly what I am talking about when they punked Carly off.
Those who call Trump a bigot are making the same error. Believe me, that bigot charge will not take with Trump except among Trump haters. If you don't believe me, just watch. My point is that this growing mass of Trump supporters is not made up of bigots (as those making the charge eventually conclude). The truth is these people are no longer listening to those who yell, "Bigot!" Why?
How many times and how many people have to appear on air saying they have known Trump for years and he is no bigot? How many times do people have to point to Trump's businesses and show that no bigotry is to be found? How many people from all minority classes have to come out in support of Trump and say he is no bigot?
Now I have a question for you. Is there any category of Trump supporter you can imagine where they are not mentally or morally suboptimal in some manner?
Among all the many theories out there from Trump critics about what moves Trump supporters, I have yet to see one. It's not disagreement. It's failure to even consider the possibility that Trump supporters have correct functioning brains.
Does that attribution of inherent inferiority count as demonization to you?
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