October 22, 2013
How is it possible that people don't understand how ineffective it is to persuade others that their opinion is the 'correct' one by belittling the intelligence of those who disagree with them? That's a terrible rhetorical strategy. Makes me think that most folks aren't, in fact, trying to be persuasive; they're just enamored of their own voices and opinions and enjoy stoking the fires. I suppose it makes them feel superior in some way.