Pearls Before Swine

Recently some people, mostly Liberals who came here to refute my assertions and/ or those of my more Conservative commentors, have whined and bemoaned the apparent change in my rhetoric towards them.

Simply put, logic and cogent arguments have had little or no impact upon them and have proven to be a waste of effort. Couched in sarcastic humor though it is, the animated video below sums up how Liberals respond to logic and cogent arguments from Americans.

How Liberals Argue And Why It’s Pointless To Engage Them

My new philosophy of dealing with the majority of Liberals can be summed up as, “Don’t throw pearls before swine; it’s a waste of pearls and annoys the pig.” This is really paraphrasing and concatenating the Bible and writings by Robert Heinlein, both of which contain practical advices for living – though only one is a consistently good basis for one’s ethics and morality.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you

Matthew 7:6, the Bible (KJV)


Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.

— Woodrow Wilson Smith aka Lazarus Long
Time Enough for Love

Do not mistake me; I will continue discourse with those who seem willing and able to be reached – mostly the “Independents” and various social libertarians – and with those who have the capacity to debate the facts of the matters. These are a minority of the Left-Wing though.

Also do not mistake what I’ve written as being some claim that nobody of the Right ever behaves like what was lampooned in the video; some do, in fact, sink to that nadir. The difference, in my experience, is the prevalence and frequency of such behavior, with it being in broad use among Liberals and less so among Conservatives.

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2 Responses to “Pearls Before Swine”

  1. zhann Says:

    Interesting. And you don’t feel that this type of argument is exactly what that video is pointing out? It seems like you fit right into the ‘some do’ category you so nicely created. Convenient.

    Rather than simply slander, or hate (which the Right are great at), why not try and point out this ‘logic’ that the left are merely ignoring? So far, I haven’t seen a great deal of logic, only venom.

    … Obama is a Muslim
    … Obama is Socialist
    … Obama is Anti-American
    … Obama was born in Kenya
    … … … The list goes on almost indefinitely

    Where’s the logic? All I see is venom. Your argument on Obama Care is closer to logic, but you only paint one side and ignore the other as if it isn’t there. Not very logical.

  2. jonolan Says:

    No, zhann; I don’t feel that way at all.

    As for pointing out logic to Liberals, this post and the video within should stand as explanation enough as to why I no longer bother with such things.

    As for your pathological dislike for the patriots of the Tea Party Movement – that falls into the spectrum of this post’s core topic. Believe as will; I will not bother myself to argue your points.

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