I was talking to a co-worker today and it was really refreshing getting to be myself and talk about Stepehn Crowder and other things I normally don't bring up at work.we both figured our we are conservatives and just spent an hour in the conference room talking. Whole lot of agreeing with the central themes of leftists not being logical, not being consistent in principles across issues, the victim + you're bad /racist for disagreeing thing.
It made me realize that just like how their default thing is "you're a Nazi", ours is basically "you (the left) are crazy".
We are big in reason and evidence as opposed to ideals interpreted through speculation + anecdotes, so we do have the advantage of easily employing rhetorical strategies as well as actual statistics. A lot of the time though it just keeps boiling down to the left being crazy, and I think we end up ridiculing people a lot just because it's so easy to do when dismantling a bad argument or correcting things that aren't based in reality.
So, what can we be doing better? Do you guys disagree that "you're crazy" is our version of "you're racist", when boiled down and taken to the extreme? Is there a paradigm that doesn't tend toward "you're crazy" when taken further and further?
I know there are a few liberals here too and I'm curious how you guys see it. I am especially interested in what criticism you might have to offer and if our current modus operandi really does come off as ridicule. I definitely don't mean to come off as offended on your behalf or tell you that you are being treated a certain way or anything; I'm trying to think of how we can do better and that was the weakness I was able to come up with. Other ideas or corrections if I'm wrong are welcome.