When Liberals Attack…

Written by Scott

Topics: Archives, Faith, Politics

Tolerant liberals

The below is a 4-screen snip of an actual Facebook post thread from Friday night.

A few points to make first:

1. I’d never interacted with this person before…not connected to him except through the particular friend that began the thread. In other words, I don’t know Todd MacIsaac  and he doesn’t know me.

2. The point I would make with this is not that these tactics are necessarily widespread or typical of those of the Left, but they are used often…just not with this level of vitriol. It also illustrates in part, how the rest of us need to firmly stand against the tactics when they do arise.

3. The tactics are fairly obvious…but leave comments as to the ones YOU observe.

4. I’ll admit: my responses weren’t the best at times. I goaded him a bit at times. But I also wasn’t about to let it just go, because he was trying to intimidate me…and that doesn’t go over well with me.

5. I initially thought about blurring his name, but decided against it…because he is an adult and is responsible for his choice of words and his attack.

So….click on each to go full-size to read (will pop out in new window/tab).  Share your thoughts afterward in the comments.

Facebook Post 1

Facebook Post 2

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Facebook Post 4

 

9 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. MeganCasto says:

    I LOVE that your friend stood up for you and unfriended that wackadoodle. 🙂 

  2. coffeeswiller says:

    I think that guy was a complete jerk. As a liberal myself, though my beliefs are more likely going to be aligned with his, his attacks were completely unwarranted, especially when he chose to bash your faith out of nowhere. I have pretty much this exact experience with conservative types in the past and I don't think douchebaggery of this sort is particularly confined to one side of the political spectrum. Some people are just like that. They have their own beliefs want to ram them down the throat of other who don't believe that way. I, too, am glad your friend unfriended that guy. I'm sorry for your experience, and despite the pic at the top, this was -a- liberal, not all liberals. 

    • scotters says:

       @coffeeswiller thanks–appreciate the comment. people can disagree civilly without this kind of discourse.

  3. JustinMBreedlove says:

    1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." – Tactic #1
     
    2. "Never go outside the experience of your people." Tactic #2
     
    3. "Make the enemy live up to their book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity." – Tactic #4
     
    4. "Ridicule is man's most weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to to your advantage." Tactic #5
     
    5. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose." – Tactic #8
     
    6. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." – Tactic #13
     
     "Rules for Radicals" – Saul D. Alinsky
    ISBN 0-679-72113-4
    Vintage Books Edition – October 1989
    Chapter Entitled "Tactics" – Begins on page 126 (though the index has it listed as page 125)
     
    One can make the argument that other Alinsky tactics are employed, but these specific tactics are clearly visible. And of course, there are non-Alinski tactics that are being employed – such as changing subjects, ignoring facts, finding something personal about those being debated so as to undermine or exploit credibility, etc. These tactics are not clearly written in "manual" (to my knowledge) though.
     

  4. TimmyHoward says:

    He's an idiot. But not because he's a Liberal, because he's an idiot. 

  5. finchfrii says:

    I just read this and it's infuriating. I don't understand why people feel the need to attack others without invitation or provocation. 
     
    I agree with Timmy that Todd is an idiot because he's an idiot. I don't like assigning positive or negative traits to liberals or conservatives as a group, since I see both being both so often.

  6. Jon Vanover says:

    Oh Yes I know Todd MacIsaac well. At least he did not threaten to rape your wife or kill your kids and post your home address like he did me. I hope he stops by my house one day for a chat.

  7. scott_kuhn says:

    hadn't heard of it…and can't seem to locate info. can you point me in the right direction?