Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Donald Sensing for the win

It's been years since I had anything to do with Reverend Donald Sensing and his conservative blogging. He used to manage a Zen-sounding blog called One Hand Clapping, which had little to nothing to do with Zen, but I guess that blog morphed into its current form: Sense of Events. Instapundit recently linked to one of Sensing's posts, and it's a good one, pointing out the current hypocrisy of the left in a later paragraph:

Oh, when Trump blew up Soleimani, the Left was unanimous that it was an act of war that was going to start World War 3! Oh, how we long for the good old days when Obama launched 2,800 strikes on Iraq, Syria without congressional approval. And how fondly we remember "Obama's Breathtaking Expansion of a President's Power To Make War." Good times, eh? Good times!

I have to deal with knee-jerk lefties in my office who consistently overreact to anything and everything that Donald Trump does and says. I also have friends outside of work—close friends—who never cease to bring Trump up in conversation. I am never the one who mentions Trump first, and I'm perfectly happy to go through an entire day without mentioning him at all. If you're wondering why I bother with the politiblogging I do, it's not because I'm Trump-obsessed: it's mainly because of my daily walk through the garden of my alt-media sources on YouTube: Styx, Tim Pool, Larry Elder, etc. They mention Trump, usually in an intelligent way, usually in response to the latest anti-Trump idiocy, and I happily pass those insights along to you. But in terms of face-to-face conversation, I have zero motivation to talk about Trump with people who aren't open to civil discussion or to logical persuasion. And to be fair, it's doubtful that these people will ever be able to say anything that would convince me to abandon my current point of view. I'm honest enough to admit that, although I'd say this is mainly because facts and logic—like reality—are on my side.

But anyway, if you're dealing with wild-eyed lefties at the office who are trying to make Trump out to be some sort of warmonger, despite three years of evidence that he's anything but, Donald Sensing's above-quoted bit is a good place to start your trenchant rebuttals.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

I'm very much the same way, what's the point of a debate if minds aren't open to new points of view. I do appreciate your sharing the political stuff from your trusted sources. People like Tim Pool provide at least a little hope that reason might prevail, at least in some small way.