Thursday, January 26, 2017

Just Stop

I hate the expressions "take back our country" and calls for people to "wake up."

The former implies someone unjustly took what is yours, rather than you losing an election.

The latter denies someone else can have a different view than you without deeming their view illegitimate because they are not fully awake to reason.

People can be wrong, you know. And they can win elections. That makes them no less legitimate.

And this complaint applies to both parties (and others, of course).

UPDATE: I thought this went without saying, but of course people with a different view can be right about issues when you (and that includes me) are wrong.