straw man

Français : Panneau pictogramme marionnette

Français : Panneau pictogramme marionnette (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

overlook any sad reliance on personal Ad Hominem attacks
for they are so much more fun than dreary bothersome facts

don’t listen to others attempting to explain their point of view
if we can’t agree then everything said is obviously all untrue

laugh at the silly puppet since it was created for such disrespect
leave a little latitude if someone’s no longer dealing with a full deck

we must all join together to defeat the awful, evil straw man
even if misrepresenting and cherry picking become the only plan

and please overlook if this poem seems obnoxious, loud and rude
but losing to one’s own straw man can give one a bad attitude


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  1. #1 by Bruce Ruston on October 15, 2012 - 7:59 am

    Really liking this and thoughtful piece

    • #2 by RKHouse on October 15, 2012 - 8:19 am

      Thank you. Big political season here in the States, of course. Boy do I really miss the polite debate and in-depth thoughtful discussions that I grew up watching on William F. Buckley’s Firing Line TV show.

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