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Reading a co-workers blog. Long rant on "enlightened" peeps.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. newyorkin

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    I love the fockers that say to think for yourself and keep your mind free, "don't let anyone tell you what to believe", but if you draw a conclusion they don't like, they're all over you and drop all their respect for you, then make it their business to trash the conclusions you've drawn and allegiances you've made (although they're not actually trashing anything, they're just sharing their en****inglightened opinion). And the [edited] irony is that their info comes from everyone elses thoughts on something, not actually studying or learning about what they're trashing. Good work "Free thinker", way to develope your own opinion. :waytogo:


    If everyone in the world would realize that everyone is stumbling along like a dang idiot, some just less than others, there'd be a lot more peace in the world and a lot less political sissying, and a whole lot more would get done.

    Every day this hombre has had some kind of comment about something political. At least twice he's bitched about something I'm fairly well-versed in, politically and theologically; Christianity (how many of you did I just lose?).

    I say nothing. But soon I may break his jaw. And he thinks we're friends, which we are somewhat. But there are times when you want to punch your friends, too.

    As a standard ethic, I believe there is no place for politics in a position like mine, therefore I don't discuss politics other than cursory or nuetrally. One of my most common expressions at work is "Hmm, interesting" because it shows concern without opinion, which I think is much more appropriate "on-the-job".
    I'm sure this works against me, in that the loudmouths get an idea that it's ok to speak like this, maybe even think I agree with them.

    My boss occasionally fires off liberal political rockets. Most other guys in my position are politically nuetral during the business day, but I *think* there are a few conservative guys that just bite their tongues. I had a debate with my boss one day, and I found myself getting extremely irritated because he expressed very little education on the subject, but was confident he knew enough to make decisions that would affect my life and a particular freedom being restricted.
    I don't think it's appropriate for someone of my own political alignment to chat politics during the day, so I avoid that also.

    So not to drop a party-line, but all the political loudmouths I run across during the course of my career seem to be liberal. No respect for, or even idea of, the observers or bystanders political persuasion.

    I don't remember who it was, but a christian leader or teacher once said that when you're at work, you're on your employers time, not your own leisure time. He was referring to discussing religion at the water cooler, btw, not surfing CK5.
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    ask them if they will pay for your medical insurance or your retirement... when they say no.. cry out "you call yourself progressive?!?!?!?!!?!!!! what kind of capitalist pig Rush Limbaugh-listening conservative trash are you?!?!?!?!". :)

    j
     
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    wtf ratch, I can't believe you just posted that crap


    you big stupidhead!

    :D
     
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    enlightened, my arse....

    Every one I've ever gotten into a debate with was so ill-informed I just shake my head.... Their positions are a selfish, make myself feel good position usually...

    Yeah, I avoid political discussions at work myself... And yeah, it's usually libs that are the loudmouths... I''ve shot a few down over the years, but usually I just bite my tongue..

    Just slap a Rush or O'Rielly bumper sticker on their car, that'll piss em off to no end...
     
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    Ratch..next time ask mister progressive - pants if he ever read 1984, and ask him to tell you what it was about.. then you can enlighten him to the fact it was written to describe the horrors of society if the left /socialists/ progressives ever had absolute authority, not the conservatives.

    1984 is the liberals bible.. it's fun to smack them with it.

    Tom
     
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    Post #1,2,4, & 5 demonstrate the exact opposite of your point.

    A good solution Ratchet would be to open your mouth and say what your thinking. Either that or suffer along in silence and end up being fired or quitting from frustration. If you can speak your mind with the same logic & common sense you normally use here then it should be a piece of cake to say your piece at work.

    If they bring up politics first, don't be worried to step in the fray. If you outwit them once or twice on a topic they'll let you alone. Just do your best to present it in a semi-humorous way because you still have to work with them tomorrow.
     
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    i sorta agree with Jimminy,luckely i have mostly peeps at work that agree with me.use humor and shut them up your way.smile and nod,then point out something they can't argue.we all work with someone that has delusions of grandure.
     
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    Ain't that the truth... He was telling me his blog gets hundreds of hits a day and he's going to start selling advertising on it...

    Thanks for the replies, fellas. Jiminy, I may start responding to him with my opposing opinion, but I don't think so, it will just stir crap up.
     

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