Maybe as a “street lawyer” you’re used to putting words in someone’s mouth and then arguing as if they said it?
Just a word of brotherly advice, arguably we are not public figures simply because we tweet or comment or post on a blog, and theoretically your comments are per-se defamatory. You just cant suggest that a person was involved in behavior incompatible with the proper conduct of his business, trade or profession. I get it that people generally dont like lawyers, unless its someone who is going to save their ASSets.
Nevertheless, I apologize. After reading your comment more carefully, it seems you were criticizing the democrats. Now that you expanded on your comment, I understand much better. I have read your previous comments and I agree with most all of what you have written. Only I would add, and Im sure you would agree, that all of what you suggested is made much more difficult by the mass media, which includes public schools, universities, and Hollywood, and I might also add, opinion polls, mold public opinion. How do you suppose they ended up supporting a radical agenda?
I understand. Also, just because you chose a screen name of "Street Lawyer" doesn't mean that you are actually, in fact, a lawyer. Therefore, there is no defamation when there is no presumption of an actual business, trade, or profession being defamed on the simple anonymous say-so of a freestyle moniker. Especially when it was in response to a misquoting.
Nevertheless, I apologize.
Accepted. Thank you.
all of what you suggested is made much more difficult by the mass media, which includes public schools, universities, and Hollywood, and I might also add, opinion polls, mold public opinion. How do you suppose they ended up supporting a radical agenda?
Furthermore, I have said in the past that it is directly because of the media treatment of Republicans that they have, over time, become conditioned to react like abused spouses who cringe at the mere suggestion of attack, and self-censor their behavior to avoid conflict.
I have said in the past that Democrats play by "Fight Club" rules while Republicans play by Marquess of Queensberry rules. Republicans have a "kick me" sign on their behinds, and the Democrats always get a free kick at the Republicans, because Republicans are always shamed into not retaliating (accused of "whataboutism"), and the abused spouse will never throw the first punch.
Hollywood is atrophying. Their behavior is turning off box office attendance. They are making mostly the movies that they want to see (or that the Chinese want to see). Even professional athletes are falling into this trap - see how NFL attendance has dropped in the past year. Along with the newspapers and cable news, there is probably a loss-leader effect going, where somebody is funding the continuation of these enterprises despite break-even or net loss financial outcomes in order to keep the agenda out front (for increased future social gains).
Mass market entertainment (TV) has been increasingly inserting alternative lifestyles into their story lines beyond their statistical representation: in crime shows, the witness neighbors are a gay family; commercials are showing mixed-race or ethnic marriages; "good guy/bad guy" roles are being reversed. It used to be about everybody wanting to be left alone to be who they are, and now it's about normalizing marginal (not just minority, but fringe) behaviors as being more prevalent than they really are. This is intended to push acceptance as well as a bandwagon effect to join the new "cool" people.
Academia is a harder institution to address because it is not discretionary; we must send our children to K-12 schooling. Some have tried homeschooling, and public schools have tried to ostracize these families by excluding them from after-school sports and social clubs. as well as harassing them with inspections and challenges of competency to teach. Even charter schools are challenged wherever communities try to get them started.
What I hope has changed since the election of Donald Trump is this:
President Trump may be a "Howard Beale" incarnate, teaching us that we really don't have to take it anymore. He's certainly shown some Republicans that it's okay to fight back, that fighting back will not always result in worst-case disasters for Republicans, that the Democrats and MSM will ALWAYS exaggerate what they do no matter what (so don't worry about it anymore), that it actually feels good to win (witness the brief euphoria when Kavanaugh was confirmed).
What President Trump must do in the remaining two years is resist caving to Democrats, resist caving to Republicans who want to cave to Democrats, to keep making gains on keeping his promises, and try to restore a sense of law and order by moving to stop illegal immigration and the sanctuary city policies that permit lawlessness for foreigners at the expense of the citizenry. He needs to keep doing the rallies that show conservatives that they are not alone and that they are not small marginal groups.
Ultimately, we may need a massive conservative march on Washington, something on the order of the Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights march that filled up the Washington Mall. Conservatives have been loathe to give up the time and expense to do these things like the liberals do, but a rally call from Trump to "the deplorables" might be what is necessary to swing the pendulum enough to knock down the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that you laid out.
But this is just me talking...