07-30-2016, 08:36 PM
I love Stefan. I don't really see why anyone that is in our camp would disagree with the information he is presenting, but I may have an indication why... In 2012 he wasn't really super supportive of the Ron Paul campaign. I honestly forget why, but it was years ago. I remember being a little turned off as well, but the thing is in 2012 I did have a great Ron Paul bias (not that I still don't love and support the man). But it was more of the fact I tended to react almost like a liberal in a way that if I heard any type talk against the man I would kind of almost go crazy and go against whatever was said no matter what.
Even though I understand we are about the message and not the man... I think we do have a instinctive reaction to defend the man we think is right no matter what.
We get pissed off too when someone challenges us. It is just human nature. We are out there in the trenches making phone calls and such for the best candidate ever to run for president and someone says it doesn't matter!? Of course we are pissed... But was he right? In terms of political action, yes.
But I have been listening to Stefan a lot recently and I think he has a point. Not to put words in his mouth, but things currently seem to be much more about culture than logic. We can spout as much logic as we like, but if the culture isn't receptive to the logic. It doesn't matter. We don't live in a logical society in any sense currently.
I don't even know what point I'm getting at (drunk), but we aren't living in reality if we think we can completely persuade people with logic. People are too emotional. We are a rare breed. If we are going to be in politics we have to get down dirty in the trenches of emotional bullshit in order to reach people. It sucks. Its horrible, but it is what people react to.