20 Feb 2016

Bring Back Dueling!

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David Harsanyi proposes a much-needed solution to the incivility and low personal integrity of our current politicians.

Right now, the leading candidate in the GOP race is celebrated by his fans for his vulgarity and eagerness to attack the dignity of others. People confuse this incivility — and he’s not alone — as a statement against political correctness. It isn’t. That would entail using ideological or cultural rhetoric that others have deemed morally unacceptable. Not calling a rival candidate a “pussy.”

Yet, the more personal and boorish his invective gets, the more Trump fans are awestricken. The belief that tough-guy Trump is a “fighter” propels his candidacy, even though pampered scions of wealth rarely have to fight for anything. And his success will only produce others who’ll ape this strategy.

I think we can all agree dueling would be a much-needed corrective.

Now, please don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying violence is the answer. I’m saying violence is an answer.

Read the whole thing.

Just picture Sarah Palin calling out Hillary.

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At least it would narrow the field.

Thomas Savino

Seems to me the term “pussy” is definitely using ideological or cultural rhetoric that others have deemed morally unacceptable. But in any case, rudeness of any sort (especially against the Left) is an anti-PC tactic, which seeks to create safe places at the point of a gun.

Maggie's Farm

Monday morning links

Bring Back Dueling! The Most Common Misunderstandings About Evolution Harper Lee: a secret New Yorker The UK’s war on knives Are we finally moving beyond the hook-up culture? Guys: Never Talk to a College Girl Manchester, NH: How a 19t


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