Arguing with Idiots or What Happened To The Rule of Law

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Marcus Unrealious, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage

    I have watched GT and other forums for some time and have noticed a very disturbing trend. People have become intolerant of opposing views.

    More importantly, I see the nation starting to turn from a Nation of Laws to a Nation of Men. The rules and legalities seem to matter less and less as people want to migrate to a system of popular opinion.

    Some examples of these are:

    Zimmerman Trial
    Venture Litigation
    Immigration Enforcement

    It seems society as a whole is too lazy to implement changes in law, they just want to whine and argue about how the court of public opinion should work. The folks involved with this will not engage enough to affect direct change, they simply argue endlessly or worse, ignore law. Often this is done while overlooking a legal basis or an incorrect set of assumptions as they cast one party in the shadows of another.

    All the while the fact is that laws stand, but some people are foolish enough to see them as non-binding.

    To what extent will this go? At what point will society simply fail to respect others rights and "do what thou wilt"? This is just another step towards mob mentality and mob rule. And if it is, why are we at this point? What compels people to argue such petty issues and obfuscate law in an effort to make their voice heard?

    Folks, I posit that those of you arguing endlessly about petty things should attempt to come together on issues that are of relevance to our nation. Division is killing our nation. Think about the time spent arguing about Chris Kyle, and how those energies could be channeled into efforts such as writing Congress about your immigration views, pro or con. Or perhaps working to lift up a fellow man rather than drag them down with name calling and casting dispersion's.

    Has America fallen so low that all we can do is bicker among ourselves and lose track of what is really important?

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
    #1 Marcus Unrealious, Aug 6, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Can't we just have a thread with no arguing? The Okie Corral Nov 27, 2014
    More Arguing About the A10 The Okie Corral Oct 12, 2014
    Useless Idiots---Ruling Class Rinos Political Issues Sep 25, 2015
    The idiots at MSNBC strike again Political Issues Aug 10, 2015
    My friends are idiots Political Issues Jul 10, 2015

  3. G33

    G33 Frisky!
    Millennium Member CLM

    What is important is crushing your enemies, hearing the Lamentations...

    Because the enemy will do it to us if we nap.

  4. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

    Are you new to the internets?
  5. I'm shocked that you think this is a new development.

    Some historical examples are:

    Widespread lynching
    Immigration Enforcement
    Use of gun control legislation to disarm only blacks

    Well, it's gone as far as riots and hanging people from lampposts quite a few times in the past.

    Because people are idiots.
  6. G33

    G33 Frisky!
    Millennium Member CLM

    Oxbow Incident.
    About mob mentality.

    Or go back 5,000 years.
    Same stuff DD.
  7. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage


    Hey DD!

    Its not that its a new trend, it is accelerating quickly however.

    We as a nation worked hard to eliminate mob rule. But look around at the new wave of divisions being laid out. Administrations, both municipal and otherwise sidestepping the laws, officers in no win situations where use of force is common, demonstrations that are not peaceful, becoming more fervent and impassioned.

    No, its not new but now it feels different. Its a little more edgy then the past decade.

    And yes, people can be idiots. Thats why I think we shouldn't argue with them.
    #6 Marcus Unrealious, Aug 6, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  8. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage


    so your saying a preemptive attack is necessary?! :wavey:
  9. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage


    No sir, not at all. But the attitude of many seems to be developing into more aggressive stances.
  10. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger EL GATO!

    I think the issue isn't that the lack of tolerance is expanding, but that we now know more about it. Nothing major happens without being on the internet within 5 minutes. Unless the offender uses Chris Kyle's secret SEAL phone number, that is.
  11. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Clearly Stallone's fault.

  12. Hiya.

    I really don't think so. I think that interpretation is blind to history.

    When? During the Red Scare? Peoples' lives were destroyed if someone even suspected that they might be Communists. It's hard to argue that HUAAC was anything other than mob rule. Emmet Till was murdered in 1955 and his killers walked free, despite overwhelming evidence that they were guilty. How is that anything other than "mob rule"?
  13. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage


    Thats very true, SC. But somehow it feels like it is different now, more lawless. Maybe you disagree.
  14. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage

    Your correct in that assertion, but look at the blacklist forming in Hollywood about gaza. Same situation. But people seem more virulent, more head clashing. And I am not contrasting this over a length of history, but rather over the past decade or two.
  15. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

    This. People have always been intolerant opinionated closed-minded rhetoric shouters. Human nature doesn't change, but technology does. People used to have to wait until 6 pm or so to find out what broad social trends Bill O'Reilly says to get offended and outraged about next, but now you can just go online anytime.

    Or to the General BS section of a gunboard. :)
    #14 Rizzo, Aug 6, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  16. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage

    I am going to ^&%()*& &^% disagree with you on that..... :rofl:

    Actually, watching around us it seems to be shorter tempered, a easier to flash up. Look at the Bundy ranch conflict. Citizens turning on the law enforcement. Of the immigrant busing, and the protests blocking roads. Of the Palestinian protests in DC.

    I know that this has been going on for eons. But I maintain that this is somehow different...
  17. Everything is political ( With Far Left & Left & even middle of the Road Democrats ) so why not join in the fight, after all a huge midterm election looms on the horizon...
    #16 Gator Monroe, Aug 6, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  18. Marcus Unrealious

    Marcus Unrealious Great Sage

    OK, let me ask this. I can understand your view, but do you think you will change one of them to an alternate view? Would the effort not be better spent locating and motivating those with the similar view to act out on the election process?

    Thats kind of my point. You will not change their views, so why waste the energy?
  19. dryfly

    Platinum Member


    Reminds me of this quote that my brother has memorized and will often recite after a couple of bourbons.

    It is the referral to "baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men" that worries me at times .... whether its on a gun board or in my town politics or even just on the front sidewalk.

    " A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
    But it cannot survive treason from within. an enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist, A murderer is less to be feared."

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  20. That's exactly what the men thought right before Lexington & Concord.
  21. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    We have an entire political party devoted to doing just what op is complaining of. The Dems of today would make Joseph Goebbels proud.

    When youre out of facts, turn to the law.
    If the law is against you, yell loudly.
    And try and change the courts with partisan political activists.
    Failing that, turn to another court. Like the court of public opinion.

    Dont have your opponent on the facts, attack him personally. Dont have anything to attack him on, call Larry flynt and see if something can be dug up. He must have molested a girl scout at some point...or boy scout.

    No? Make the accusation anyway. Even if its false, he ll have to deny it. Some people will wrongly assume he must have done it anyway. It sure was repeated a lot so must be true anyway. Right?

    Even if absolutely proven innocent, some people wont get the memo. But they will vote again at some point.

    Change something your opponent said to something he didnt say, then attack that. Happens here at GT all the time.

    Doesnt matter that what the opponent who was attacked stood for has nothing to do with the attack being made. Guilt by association and the big lie will do the dirty work. The Dems are professionals at this.

    On a regular basis, i hear the prez-o-dent get up in front of a microphone and bald face lie. I mean demonstrable, cut from whole cloth lie. Not even subject to debate, im talking against hard facts and the record.

    "We tried it their way and it didnt work!"

    Wrong *** hole. It did work. He was referring to Reagan era economics which were wildly sucessful. Thats just one example.

    He ll even get up and call himself a liar. The IRS accusations are serious he told us. Couple of weeks later its a phoney scandal. So are all the other things that have his fingerprints all over them.
    #20 G29Reload, Aug 6, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014

Share This Page

Duty Gear at CopsPlus