The age fallacy

Posted by in Politics, Real Talk

They say we should respect our elders.  I have no problem with that.  But I will not show anyone respect that uses condescension as a persuasion tactic.  You think I’m selfish?  You call me a sociopath?  Yes, I will certainly listen to your obviously superior rhetoric.  You think I’m too young to have beliefs?  That I’m somehow inferior to you because my opinion differs from yours?  Guess what.  I still have a vote, an equal voice.  You think I stole a vote from your candidate?  I didn’t realize it was his to give, or yours to dictate.  No, I think you just didn’t realize–perhaps you have forgotten because of your advanced age–that young people are not easily swayed by rude, old people.  I will gladly engage you in a logical discussion, but I will not tolerate belligerence.

I did not waste my vote.  I used it to counteract yours.