JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-see-chuck-asay-knows-markadelphia.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1261074078-618041  Sarah at Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:21:18 +0000

There you go again with your "irrational fear of government." :-P

jsid-1261076813-618045  Unix-Jedi at Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:06:53 +0000


After you said that, I thought about the formation of that sentence, the historical track record of Mark, and I have a hypothesis, to wit:

Mark doesn't know what "rational" means. Which also means "irrational" is mis-defined in his cargo-culted head.

jsid-1261077034-618046  DirtCrashr at Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:10:34 +0000

M'asphasia has proven that he has no use for actual word-definitions, it's all rhetoric to him, mere tools of verbalization - it's all about intent and emotion rather than any structure of logic.

jsid-1261077646-618048  DJ at Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:20:46 +0000

I can state it more simply, DirtCrashr.

To him, it's about The Moment of GOTCHA!

Truth can't hold a candle to the emotion he gets from it and puts into it.

This is why I find his pathology far more interesting than his content.

jsid-1261086552-618053  Sarah at Thu, 17 Dec 2009 21:49:12 +0000

U-J: Good point. I think he tosses "irrational" at us, because he's had it used against him here so many times he thinks it's something we'll respond to, but he doesn't understand that the power is in the context.

And I second DirtCrashr and DJ.

jsid-1261113688-618069  Britt at Fri, 18 Dec 2009 05:21:28 +0000

Considering government has killed more people then anything else, by quite a long margin, I think it is very rational, and quite healthy indeed to fear it.

jsid-1261178248-857  Markadelphia at Fri, 18 Dec 2009 23:17:28 +0000

Not really an accurate characterization of me but oh well....you can change an idea but you can't change a belief...

jsid-1261186677-142  khbaker at Sat, 19 Dec 2009 01:37:57 +0000

And you're the poster-boy for that aphorism, Markadelphia!

jsid-1261512373-765  DJ at Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:06:13 +0000

"... you can change an idea but you can't change a belief..."

You can't change anything, liar boy.  That would require admitting error, and you can't admit error.

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