Here is a great article from World Net Daily on liberal’s use of ridicule as a weapon. What he doesn’t mention, but should, is that neocons and others on the “mainstream” right use ridicule to silence those to their right as well.
Remember rule No. 5 from Alinsky’s magnum opus “Rules for Radicals”: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”…
This is not debate, folks, it’s intimidation. Its message is not, “Let’s reason together and find a solution,” but rather, “Shut up, or be attacked and defamed.”
This is why I take up for birthers and other conspiracy theorists, even though I’m not a conspiracy theorist. Everyone should be reasoned with and not ridiculed into silence.