140227 My Guardian Manly men v wimps Comment
So who is the ‘better man‘? Who will ‘man up’ enough to run our government properly? We certainly don’t want ‘wimps‘ in charge of Operation Sovereign Borders, do we?
theguardian.com, Wednesday 26 February 2014
Deriding another with shallow, cheap words is common from fools. [I excel at it.]
"Psychologists say that many Internet trolls are psychopaths, sadists and narcissists getting their jollies. It’s easy to underestimate how many of these types of sickos are out there: There are millions of sociopaths in the U.S. alone.
But intelligence agencies are also intentionally disrupting political discussion on the web, and ad hominen attacks, name-calling and divide-and-conquer tactics are all well-known, frequently-used disruption techniques."
Lots of comments here, and across The Guardian generally come from 'sad' minds, suffering all manner of 'who knows?' psychopathy. Most of it, from experience, is from selfish people, aka 'right wingers'.
'Gender' insults are the same.
I tend to the belief, substantiated again from my own 59 years of watching, that the lower forms of our political discourses, have on the left, a [catholic] female 'gentleness' about them, which is possibly a deceit, but seems to want discussions to be more thoughtful, which for many women, simply means being non-violent. ["All life is sacred"]
Another word for that is [the foul] 'political correctness' which wants chat to not contain swearing, insult or anger, etc. But it - PC - also as-much prohibits the necessary harshness of when one sees fallacy in a 'gentler' argument, that the positer, often a 'charismatic', refuses to see their own flaws, and so a raised voice becomes the only, and rightful way to break the spell the talker of rubbish is under.
The article does speak sense, and the mockers expose their own troll-like mentalities.
But brutal talk from 'masculine' blokes also works to the same end as PC, where any hard facts, or 'truths' underneath the surface of an argument, are forgotten and covered-over.
The talk in this article about the gender-attacks from the LNP, when in opposition, and now, trying to ensure the ALP is forever burned at the stake [as-in women witches, because, there has been a lot of that going around in 'christian' 'Labor' circles these past 5 or more decades], is about 'boys' being hyped-up by their trainers, to appeal to Australia's base, pseudo-masculine, misogynist, un-traveled, uninformed, biased male voters, and their female partners as well.
Our macho psychoses date back centuries, to the darkest days of the 'nation'.
Politicians go there, for votes. Raising the Intelligence of the voting public is rarely THE primary issue or policy of any western 1st world politician nowadays.
And, I'd guess a majority of voters now regard politics as 'entertainment' more than a serious issue, mainly because we, the People, have had any real say or influence stolen from us.
So, as it is pushed into our faces daily, and each night on the news, the best way we can handle it, is to treat it with the humor, it, deserves.
That, is almost the proper way to take these politicians, if only because they too, treat 'the game' with derision [off camera], and laugh at most situations concerning the common weal.
That, is the downslope we're all on, which has to increase the cheap shots, and ever lower comments and level of discourse. All of it, also, I think, increases the space for untruths in politics.
None of it, is either 'manly' or 'womanly', ie., it's all quite unhuman. But that's where we are....
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