- Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:55 pm #394289
Nope, he's evil. That's the thing about Tories, they're not just wrong, they ARE evil.
"The opportunity to serve our country. That is all we ask." John Smith, Leader of the Labour Party, 10 May 1994.
You put it through the food processor and make it into a smoothie, do I have to tell you everything? I'm surprised that such a devout Socialist as yourself is so evidently not down with the quinoa-ingesting kids.Abernathy wrote:I don't think you can slug quinoa either, Ags - it's not liquid.
And blaming individuals in power for being evil as the root cause of social injustice is a very conservative point of view as well.crabcakes_windermere wrote: It never pays to dehumanise your opponents (particularly when they frequently do that to others as a means to an end) or give them the excuse that it's their nature to do what they do. The tories are wrong, and work to a set of values that are misguided, not evil. It may take more effort to explain why someone is wrong than just saying they're evil, but once you have watertight it's a position that cannot be dismissed. Calling someone evil, however, is easily dismissed by them and others.
Which of course he's not, some of his best scapegoats are whitecrabcakes_windermere wrote: Call him racist, and it's another argument lost because he'll just blah blah it away.
You've essentially described the celebrity persona transplanted into a political context.crabcakes_windermere wrote:Indeed. Talking of Kippers, going for the cheap shot is music to Farage's ears. He then gets to play his ordinary bloke victim card.
Skewer him on facts and figures where he can't spin it, and it's been shown he falls apart and goes into flap mode. It's just a shame neither the Tories nor regrettably Labour too do this more often and more publicly. Farage lies out of his arse left, right and centre day in and day out, going on about being the rebel fighting for the little man while he trousers huge sums of money for doing next to fuck-all for anyone, and when he does get off his backside it's usually for his business mates and/or for self interest. Why isn't he being ripped to shreds for it?
Call him evil though, or racist, and it's another argument lost because he'll just blah blah it away.
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2780" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;I know that a few tender souls will feel that there must be something good in everything, and that I really shouldn't be so negative. So I will say one favorable thing about the book. Holding it in my hands did not make my skin erupt in a horrible disfiguring disease. There. I'm done. Don't tell me I don't know how to be fair and balanced.
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