Nick Clegg's biggest fan
True & Honest Fan
- Jun 18, 2015
Politics is a vile pit of iniquity. When you have a successful trope like your opposition being inbred morons without exception and essentially identical to the mutants from The Hills Have Eyes, you're going to push that shit. Like wartime propaganda, it works. It's also about as true as wartime propaganda.
There's usually something to it, otherwise people would just reject it entirely, but it's more or less bullshit.
More people should realize that hurling slurs at the opposition, while fun, is not actually fighting pure evil.
It's honestly remarkable how often I see it at my University. There are people who DESPISE David Cameron and anyone who votes Tory for being some kind of monster and cannot see any good in them. But they don't know why. I ask them and they cannot give an answer, they just hate Cameron because reasons. Don't get me wrong, mocking David Cameron is fun and I recommend that everyone try it, but I can't deny that he does have some ideas that aren't that awful.
But decrying your opponent as a demon helps breed children who hate because of what colour you supported in the election.
This is ignorance, this sort of thinking helped create the polarising politics of today, where the Left are convinced that the Right are fascists who wank to Hitler speeches and the Right are convinced the Left all follow the Identity Politics of the SJW breed of Leftist.