Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus

They and We

When They do it, it is "the mask slipped" or it is a "Freudian Slip".
When We do it, its a "mistatement" and "allow me to revise my remarks".

When They do it, it is using "code words" and "dogwhistling".
When We do it, it is "speaking to our base".

When We do it, it was a "lighthearted jest".
When They do it, it is Not Funny.

When one of "our" people" join Them, they are class/race/political traitors.
When one of "their" people join Us, they are "seeing the light" and "coming together in unity".

When one of Their people attend services in a church with a "weird" minister, they are a "nutjob".
When one of Our people attend services in a church with a "weird" minister, they are "being part of their community of faith".

When We say "You are wrong", that is "speaking truth to power".
When They say "You are wrong", it is an "ad hominem attack".

When They continue to disagree with us, that is "Getting in our face", and is bad.
When We continue to disagree with them, that is "Getting in their face", and is good.

When one of Them get caught doing something illegal, embarrassing, or hypocritical, it is a demonstration of their moral bankruptcy.
When one of Us get caught doing something illegal, embarrassing, or hypocritical, it is a "momentary lapse" that we should "Move On" from.

When We throw people off the ballot and off the election rolls by using legal technicalities, it is "defending the integrity of the democratic process".
When They throw people off the ballot and off the election rolls by using legal technicalities, it is "attacking the integrity of the democratic process".


I could keep going...

But that would probably be an "ad hominem attack" and "getting in your face" and a demonstration of my "moral bankruptcy".
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