26th November 2009
Their basic problem is that most of what they ‘know’ ain’t so.
That’s why the best remedy for a pigheaded progressive liberal idiot-type is to ask them questions which they can’t slither out of with party line lies they would rotely recite to escape giving an honest, well-thought answer. You see, if you ask a question that the recipient has heard before, they’ll just parrot how they’ve heard others like them answer. If you ask a liberal about abortion, for example, you’ll get the liberal talking points. They’re just repeating what others say about it. You haven’t engaged their anti-lie mechanism because they aren’t telling their own lies, they’re just telling someone else’s. The goal is to elicit the emotional response associated with telling a lie. Since most people who would even be interested in this type of conversation don’t want to be liars – particularly to themselves – if you make them feel their lies, they might be more receptive to altering their worldview, which is of course our end-goal.