How to Talk to a Useful Idiot (aka Democrats)

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “A person convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” No truer words were ever spoken. When someone feels their beliefs are right, then in their own mind they are right, no matter how wrong they are. If you present them with logic, facts, or evidence that refutes their belief, they will not only refuse to accept it, they will also hold a grudge against you for making them uncomfortable.

That, in essence, describes the current state of political discourse in our country. If you’ve ever spoken to a supporter of the left, a supporter of the Democratic Party, or a supporter of aka Obama, then you know full well what I’m talking about.

Democrats believe in gun control, despite FBI crime statistics that prove that the more guns a community has, the less crime it has. You can quote the statistics to a Democrat. They won’t believe you. You can show them the statistics. They won’t read them. You can present them with all the facts, evidence and common sense reason you can muster. It won’t do you a lick of good.

Democrats believe in the theory of evolution, despite the lack of a fossil record showing any evidence of one species evolving into another. Democrats believe in the legitimacy of aka Obama despite documented evidence of his use of a fraudulent birth certificate and multiple social security numbers from the state of Connecticut. Not to mention his repeated lies on Obamacare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Sandy Hook, and the IRS. Democrats believe in the myth of global warming, despite scientific consensus to the contrary. Democrats believe in a whole host of falsehoods and myths. Why?

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The answer is because they base their beliefs and their decisions on their “feelings.” And their feelings are formed and influenced by movies, magazines, television, music, advertisements, their teachers and professors, and hundreds of other sources. Aka Obama makes them feel good, so they support him, regardless of how dishonest he is. Guns frighten them, so they support gun control. The idea of God and eternal judgement frightens them more than anything, so they reject Him. The fear that these subjects, and others, stir up in them are so uncomfortable, that Democrats are terrified to even look at any evidence that might cause them the slightest bit of emotional discomfort.

Nothing gets a person’s dander up faster than having their belief systems challenged, and this is especially true when their belief system is founded on emotion and opinion, rather than facts. A person whose belief system is grounded on facts and evidence does not fear opposing viewpoints. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. A man or a woman who understands reality and facts welcomes opposing viewpoints.

On the other hand, those who go through life believing what they WISH were true, or what their FEELINGS tell them might be true, are terrified of opposing viewpoints, and they interpret opposing views as a personal attack on themselves. Because their beliefs are emotionally based they react emotionally.

In fact, the more evidence and facts you give them, the more defensive they become. They’ll call you a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, an Islamaphobe (that’s a made up word coined by the left, by the way), and any other label they can think of. Because they can’t win an argument based on facts and evidence, they resort to name-calling. (Have you ever seen a child whose feelings were hurt scream, “I hate you!”) If Democrats had their way, all opinions counter to their own would be silenced by the state.

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Absolute truth no longer exists (to them). It’s no longer taught in home or at school, and it’s no longer promoted in the media, so it simply doesn’t exist. Instead, each individual lives in a state of relative truth. Relative to their own feelings. Someone graduating from a university today with a degree in feminist studies or multiculturalism actually believe that they now know more than the founders of our country who wrote the Constitution.

So how do you talk to such people? The answer is you don’t. At least not directly. Democrats have fragile psyches. In order to communicate successfully with them, a bridge must be left open that allows them a road to retreat and save face. That leaves open communication via alternative channels, such as example, humor, and culture.

It’s been said that if all Christians actually practiced Christianity, then the entire world would convert, and there’s a lot of wisdom in that statement. In order to save our leftist friends, we must show them, through our own lives, the benefit of conservative values. Nothing would do more to win misguided individuals to our side, than the actual practice of those values in our own lives.

(Right along with this thought, is the need for all of us to support those who share our values. And that includes spending our money at businesses that practice conservatism. Every dollar spent on soda is another dollar in the pockets of those who support aka Obama and his transformation of America. Every dollar spent on processed food is another dollar in the pockets of those who would subvert our constitution and betray our country. Every dollar spent on mainstream entertainment, particularly music, movies, television, and anything Disney, is another dollar in the pockets of those who would corrupt our country’s morals and steal our children’s innocence.)

Studies have shown that conservatives live happier, more fulfilled lives, than liberals. Show some of that happiness, spread it around, and your leftist friends will start to wonder what they’re missing.

Humor is another valuable tool in communicating with our leftist friends. People will accept truths, clothed in humor, that they never would otherwise. Reagan was a master of this. The key is that the humor must be compassionate, and not involve ridicule. If you can convey humor without insult in order to make a point, then by all means, do it.

Culture’s influence on society is huge, and the left has used it successfully for decades in order to promote their agenda.

Our leftist friends are influenced by culture and art. Tremendously influenced. People believe what they read far more than what they hear. And they are swayed by movies and television, both consciously and unconsciously. It’s time to swing the pendulum back in the other direction.

John Howard Lawson was a famous Hollywood screenwriter and member of the Communist Party. In his book “Film in the Battle of Ideas”, he wrote: “As a writer do not try to write an entire Communist picture. The producers will quickly identify it and it will be killed by the front office. Try to get 5 minutes of the Communist doctrine, 5 minutes of the party line in every script that you write.”

Lawson also advised writers: “Get that into an expensive scene, a scene involving expensive stars, large sets or many extras, because then even if it is discovered by the front office the business manager of the unit, the very watchdog of the treasury, the very servant of capitalism, in order to keep the budget from going too high, will resist the elimination of that scene. If you can make the message come from the mouth of Gary Cooper or some other important star who is unaware of what he is saying, by the time it is discovered he is in New York and a great deal of expense will be involved to bring him back and reshoot the scene. If you get the message into a scene employing many extras it will be very expensive to reshoot that scene because of the number of extras involved or the amount of labor that would be necessary to light and reconstruct a large set.”

To actors, Lawson said: “It is your duty to further the class struggle by your performance. If you are nothing more than an extra wearing white flannels on a country club veranda do your best to appear decadent, do your best to appear to be a snob; do your best to create class antagonism. If you are an extra on a tenement street do your best to look downtrodden, do your best to look a victim of existing society. . . .”

If you’re involved in culture in any way — a writer, producer, actor, director, cartoonist, artist, singer, anything — then you have a duty to apply the same strategy Lawson recommended. Don’t create art or culture that is 100% conservative, or pro-life, or pro-Christian, but try to get 5 minutes of conservative values into every thing you create.

This tactic can also work in everyday conversation and interaction. Don’t try to sway your leftist friends with a lecture or argument, but throw in little tidbits when appropriate and let them begin to see the truth for themselves. As their eyes gradually open, they’ll think they’ve done it all on their own, and that will be far more effective than if they thought someone else had convinced them.

Remember that many of our leftist friends have been brainwashed since they started school, or even since birth. Many have never been exposed to the truth, or to history that wasn’t rife with revisionism. It’s important to treat them with compassion.

The road ahead of us is long and the journey arduous. It requires patience, long-term planning, and, most of all, leadership.

Who wants to volunteer?

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0 responses to “How to Talk to a Useful Idiot (aka Democrats)

  1. Yes, all too true, but really, whom among us will live long enough to make a difference to the likes of these? And is it worth it when we may have a 5% success rate at best?

    We’d be better off to follow Voltaire’s advice at the end of Candide, his tale of a useful idiot in his era: “Let us return to our homes and plant a garden.”

     
    • Joseph, thanks for your comments! Yes, it is worth it. A 5% conversion rate is all we need to turn our country around!

       
  2. Well said. Here’s what some famous voices from the past had to say on the same subject:

    “I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”
    Tolstoy

    ‘What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires — desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.’
    Bertrand Russell

    “A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point. We have all experienced the futility of trying to change a strong conviction, especially if the convinced person has some investment in his belief. We are familiar with the variety of ingenious defenses with which people protect their convictions, managing to keep them unscathed through the most devastating attacks. But man’s resourcefulness goes beyond simply protecting a belief. Suppose an individual believes something with his whole heart; suppose further that he has a commitment to this belief, that he has taken irrevocable actions because of it; finally, suppose that he is presented with evidence, unequivocal and undeniable evidence, that his belief is wrong: what will happen? The individual will frequently emerge, not only unshaken, but even more convinced of the truth of his beliefs than ever before. Indeed, he may even show a new fervor about convincing and converting other people to his view.”

    Festinger

     
  3. Don’t forget to turn your cap around backwards, as this will reduce your IQ by at least twenty points. 😉

    -Dave

     
    • Big HA,! Dave. Can I copy this/post in my CA classroom? I’m pretty sure most of my students’ parents are Dems b/c they think that wearing this baseball cap..forward or backward…is a Constitutional right. My boys refuse to remove baseball caps in the classroom…though it’s a school rule…& I even had ONE dear,whining middle-schooler threaten that his MOTHER would come beat the crap out of me about his baseball cap…How many of you out there think this is a burning issue in public education today????Well…I spend my days on it 🙁 —-and, of course, I handed the whining threatener the phone/told him to bell his mother up…right NOW….so I could arrange for the date for her to come beat my ass over his “right” to wear a baseball cap in class…against school policy…we’d SEE if she was ready to set a date & time ) I’d love to post this IQ warning—but are you sure it’s a result…or a symptom????? I’d probably lose my job for taking someone’s “Constitutional rights” away…Can’t figure out what they could be…but some smart-ass million-dollar lawyer could spin it so we all could see that middle school boys are Constitutionally guarenteed the right to wear a baseball cap in class, backward, with attitutde, & to disrupt class with that hat continually….ie ….throwing it around, playing with it…allowing neighbors to play with it, but then crying “fowl” if the teacher intrudes (“He took my hat.” ) AND so on, ad nauseum….Just the EXACT way I want MY kids to learn algebra…or US History…etc…..NOT! ( Are you all beginning to see why CA is at the bottom of the education heap….IMO…not due to money, not due to demographics…not due to size, or due to anything other than being dim-witted permissive progressive liberals….in everything from soup to nuts! Mostly NUTS!

       
      • Can I copy this/post in my CA classroom?

        Of course.

        LOL – Just don’t be surprised when somebody accuses you of being a RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST.

        And I’m pretty sure a troll will be along any minute to accuse me of being one, too. 😉

        -Dave

         
  4. You say “they will resort to name-calling.” You started this post with name calling. In the headline.

     
    • @apf111,

      You’re so information-defective you don’t even know “useful idiot” is a DESCRIPTIVE term instead of a mere insult. From Wikipedia:

      “The term has been used in a similar sense as fellow travellers and other Communism or Soviet Union sympathizers in Western countries during the Cold War. The implication was that, although the people in question naïvely thought of themselves as standing for a benign socialist ideological cause, and as valued allies of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used by the Communist Party of Soviet Union for subversive activities in their native Western countries. The use of the term in political discourse has since been extended to other propagandists, especially those who are seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause which they naïvely believe to be a force for good.”

       
    • Thank you, Dr. Eowyn. Yes, apf, useful idiot is a term, coined by communists, the same communists who now run the Democratic Party.

       
      • I expect that whoever coined the term meant it as an insult.

         
        • I see you’ve mastered Alinsky 101…

          I’ll go off script and tell it like it is: democrats are useful idiots, low information voters, etc. Too bad, so sad if someone is offended.

          Read the post, or were you’re feeling so hurt you couldn’t get past the “insult”?

           
        • apf, it was not meant as an insult at all, but as a descriptive term. Dr. Eowyn posted the definition above. Also, try reading this: https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2013/12/29/are-you-a-useful-idiot/

           
        • Actually, you are exactly right.

          Now you know what commie-lib “leaders” actually think of their followers, as they are the ones that came up with the term.

          -Dave

           
        • General P. Malaise

          only if you are a communist ..most of the democrat party are as are most socialists. yes it is a descriptive statement. very apt one since most of these idiots aren’t aware of the consequences of their actions. hence the term useful …useful to the puppet masters since the communist leadership just uses communism to achieve their own agendas.

          I don’t see a difference between a socialist and a communist in todays world. referring to the true believers. yes another descriptive term and the same applies here, they don’t understand threats to themselves or society as a whole.

           
  5. Reblogged this on The Daily Pause and commented:
    This post is so true of any hard-core Democrats: They will defend their “ideals” to the death. They are an amazing bunch without much “common sense” to boot.

     
  6. General P. Malaise

    very interesting. here is a site you might also find interesting. it goes into some of the damaged cognitive features of useful idiots.

    https://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/narcissism-and-the-fractured-amygdala/

    don’t just read one article READ the whole blog …you wont be disappointed.

     
    • Thanks, GPM.

      Some years ago, I undertook an intensive study of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder, devouring every book and article I could find. One of my conclusions is that NPD is not just a “psychological” disorder, but also a cognitive and spiritual disorder:

      1. Cognitive disorder: Narcissists actually perceive empirical and factual phenomena in a distorted fashion. Why? One’s perception of the world begins with one’s perception of the self. Since pathological narcissists have a grandiose but false view of themselves as superior beings, that means they process sensory and cognitive information incorrectly. Thus, their cognitive dysfunction necessarily extends to other things as well.

      2. Spiritual and moral disorder: I believe that calling NPD a psychological disorder misses the real sickness. At its root are their false view of themselves as superior beings, and their love of themselves above all others, making themselves as gods. That, of course, is a violation of the First Commandment. From that spiritual malignancy comes the psychological and cognitive impairments. It is for good reason that the sin of our first parents was precisely grandiosity, as they, wanting to be “as gods,” ate of the forbidden fruit. That also is the First Sin, ever — the sin of the angel Lucifer, because he also imagines himself to be “like God” and so refused to obey. To quote John Milton’s Paradise Lost: “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.”

       
    • Thanks, General. That was interesting info.

       
  7. Excellent article. I recently told one of my good friends who I’ve known for over 20 years that I will be voting for Trump. The exact words he texted to me was: “No, he’s racist. He’s a misogynist. He’s a divider.” I was cracking up because like you stated, liberal strategy consists of name calling and labeling with pathetic pseudo terms such as homophobe. I could go on and on about the madness these imbeciles are attempting to inflict upon society, but I’m sure most of your readers are well aware. I will stay strong and I will oppose these peons and their attempt at destroying our country. Thanks for telling it how it is.

     
  8. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    A useful lesson in words for your tool box.

    kommonsentsjane

     

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