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Let’s Agree To Disagree ;)

One response to “Let’s Agree To Disagree ;)

  1. Abandon TV September 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Here’s the flip side of the coin… are you ready?

    Let’s suppose we are friends, or relatives or neighbours.
    Let’s suppose you’re a voter and supporter of the current illegal genocidal Iraq war.
    Let’s suppose I am opposed to the Iraq war and, naturally, opposed to the government taking half my wages by force and spending it on this illegal, genocidal war.

    Suppose one day I say to you:

    “I strongly disagree with your stance on the Iraq war but we’re friends, so I will never use force against you – or allow someone else to use force against you – to prevent you from supporting and funding that war, if that’s what you really want to do.

    But if I chose to not fund this war by withholding my taxes, would you be prepared to use violence against me to force me fund this war – such as locking me up inside a cage and stealing my stuff? Would you allow (or even support) a third party – such as the government – sending round armed thugs dressed in matching blue costumes to kidnap me and throw me inside a cage, just because I don’t want to fund this illegal, genocidal war?

    In short, do you afford me the same freedom and respect which I afford you?”

    If you were that friend, what would your response be?

    Thanks for stopping in, ATV, and for taking the time to comment. Sounds like you could just about “suppose” us into World War III. There are exceptions to every rule, but generally, holding a differing opinion isn’t grounds for the forfeiture of friendship or the excommunication of family members. That’s what actions are for. If their actions are unacceptable, then they are unacceptable. Agreeing to disagree is simply an amicable way of ending a discussion that shows signs of getting out of hand. That doesn’t necessarily take the topic off the table for good. It only allows for both parties to gather their composure and wits for the next round of debates. I suppose that’s all I have to say about that. 😉

    Peter Parkour

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