Can We Do Away With The Term “Libtard?”Posted on: March 13, 2013
Man, am I getting tired of seeing that word! It just boggles my mind how political prepping can be, really. Folks can get downright vindictive and mean about it too.
My question is, why? Ok, so someone disagrees with your political views. So what? They probably don’t like the same books, movies, music, or clothing styles as you either. Doesn’t make ’em bad people, just different. Be a pretty boring world if we were all the same, wouldn’t it?
Here’s the thing about the term “libtard” though. When you use it, you sound dumb. I mean like window lickin’, helmet wearin’, mouth breathing stupid. If you feel your political views make you better than someone else, then you’re just as bad as those about whom you rant.
Disagreement is fine, even encouraged. Conflict is a wonderful thing, actually. Nothing has ever changed without it. But there’s a difference between constructive conflict and just being an asshole. Debating is awesome, name calling is childish.
Personally, I’m politically agnostic. I believe there is a perfect political philosophy out there, I just haven’t found it yet. I guess if anything I’d be closest to being libertarian. Yet, I have close friends who are conservatives and others who are dyed in the wool liberals. We manage to all get along just fine.
The way I look at it, we’re all trying to herd the cattle to the same barn. But not all of us take the same route to get there.
Personal politics should have nothing to do with prepping and survival. What, we should condemn someone to a slow, agonizing death because they didn’t agree with us politically? Do you realize how incredibly asinine that sounds?
Trying to change someone’s politics is all but impossible. Look at it this way, what would YOUR reaction be if someone just started hollering at you and calling you names, all because you dared disagree with a political comment they’d made? Oh yeah, that’s gonna make you want to sign up with their team immediately, right?
Grow up. Learn a little bit about people skills. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As I’ve said before, many of the problems in today’s society can be traced back to when we stopped treating each other like human beings.