To Everyone, Someone is Vizzini

A friend of mine posted posted the following image today:

bullshit

They had obtained the image from a group on Facebook called Cold Dead Hands. Want to bet that they’re political centrists?

This was my response:

“There is no reason why a young person should have to pay for college…” – Charlie Rangel

It is important, if we’re to believe that ideas should be argued on their own merit, that we actually argue the words being used to communicate those ideas. The person who created this meme image thinks what the three people pictured have said means “free”. The ideas they expressed, based on what they actually said, don’t mean what he thinks they mean.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DEFENSE OF THE PICTURED PARTY’S POSITIONS. Except Inigo. We all know where he stands 😀

This comes from something labeling itself an education website. What does it say when such a site posts something showing a lack of basic reading comprehension? Or worse, not a lack, but a purposeful ignoring of?

I could have gone on, but there isn’t any point, is there? If you are changing the argument of those you oppose, then you concede that you can’t beat the original argument.

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