Many of you engage in political discussions on social media. That’s self-inflicted, but it’s a free country (to this point).
I’ve noticed, with some dismay, the tendency for the discussions to devolve into insults. And not even good insults. Mostly bad grammar, poor sentence construction and illogical arguments.
In order to provide you with a better basis for your insults and snide comments, I present some definitions, in no particular order, which you can avail yourselves of when getting in your virtual mud wrestling on social media.
egomaniac – a personwith
dictator – a ruler who has total control over a country, with no checks or balances to prevent abuse of power
democracy – a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
freedom – the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint
suppression – the action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
diplomacy – skill in handling affairs without arousing hostility
protest – a complaint or objection against an idea, an act, or a way of doing things
liberty – the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views
partisan – an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance
myopic – lacking imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight
selfish – seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others
intolerant – not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one’s own
And there you go! Now, armed with a whole new set of definitions, you can raise your game in your next insult fest on social media.
You’ll note the absolute interchangeability of the words for arguments on either the left or the right…words are cool that way!
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