Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thought for the Day

Since it'll be tomorrow soon enough, and motivated by certain comments made today, here's another:

Never judge a person for disagreeing with you, but by the quality of his disagreement. Rhetoric is cheap, sophistry is easy, and bon mots are a dime a dozen, but authentic thoughtfulness shines through.

7 comments:

Josep said...

Jim:

I noticed antinatalism causes visceral reactions even among people who agree with its general views, especially when you try go on about it. Apparently, they think you've already made your point by declaring yourself an antinatalist, and they get annoyed if you try to elaborate on the subject. It seems there's an end of the debate limit beyond which you become a pain in the neck...
My partner, for example, agreed not to have children, but I can't "confess" her that I visit your blog very often at the risk of being labelled "obsessive", or someting worse. I sent my sister (very open minded in all other respects) an Imendham "no kids" video, and she described him as a kind psycho "who wouldn't have children but gladly kill the children of others". (Poor Gary...)If I mention the subject to my parents, they start glorifyng life at once...
Anyway. At least we have your blog, Shadow's and the blogs of the other like-minded people to unburden ourselves. Thanks!

metamorphhh said...

Josep:

Well, at least we're causing a reaction...LOL! Unfortunately, it's often the case that heat attracts more people than light, which is why it's so nice to have folks like Inmendham around, who generates both.:)

Josep said...

That's very right. I'll keep sending Inmendham videos to my sister, until she sees the light under the heat :)

Shadow said...

Yo, Josep and Jim:

Talking about inmendham and such, in this last video of him, I guess its the first time he utters the word 'antinatalism'. Guess it means that he is finally checking out the anti-birth websites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Yd0VIrXsc

Shadow said...

And talking about inmendham heat, at 5:46 he says:

"Anybody who is unwilling to say the words, that people shouldn´t be reproducing... fuck´em. Yeah, they are the enemy."

And Josep, thanks. I´ll keep fighting the battles around here, and I expect you to keep fighting them over there in Spain!

Cheers to all!

Anonymous said...

LOL, inmendham says he thinks the word "antinatalism" is "too gay"; any other suggestions?

metamorphhh said...

Anonymous:

What do you expect from a guy who has hair like a girl? :) LOLOL! Just kidding, Gary. Please don't eviscerate me!