Welcome to Introduction to Left-Wing Logic. Here you will learn at least 90% of what you will eventually say.
Today’s lesson: an example.
Conservatives turn people against us by reminding them that Democrats booed God at their 2012 national convention, and have lately booed and heckled both the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance at smaller meetings. How do we counter that?
Step One: Deny. Employ such sharp ripostes as “Never happened!” “That’s a lie!” “That video was edited!” “The Russians hacked the video!” Remember, there is no such thing as “truth,” or “a fact.” There is only whatever helps us to gain power, and whatever doesn’t help.
Step Two: Personal attack. You must discredit the speaker. Employ such unanswerable epithets as “Racist!” “Knotsy!” “Fascist!” “Biggit!” “Hater!” There are many you can use. Many conservatives will give up and slink away. Most Republicans will. They just can’t stand up to our rage.
But, in case neither Step One nor Step Two, or both of them together, suffice to win the argument…
Step Three: Riot. You are entitled to injure the persons and destroy the property of anyone who dares to disagree with you. This is how democracy gets done in America.
This set of procedures should be adequate for any disagreement you might conceivably encounter.
And if all else fails, Step Four: Reach for the Play-Doh.