Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dinesh D'Souza shows why cowardice is a SJW virtue.


Basically, because this sort of thing would happen otherwise.

I've called Dinesh D'Souza the Scrappy Doo of apologists, and I stand by that while extending it to political debate as well. He's animated and excitable. He's cocky. He's on the small side, both in terms of notoriety and stage presence. He, frankly, seems like the sort of guy who isn't going to do all that well in a dustup.

Then remember that this is a guy who managed to hand not just Daniel Dennett, but Christopher Hitchens their heads in an onstage conflict.

Because Scrappy Doo there, for all his excitability and energy and seeming naivete, is crafty. And not just crafty: relentless. Other debaters will usually be content to leave their opponent with a question they can't answer, and hope that the lingering sense of puzzlement in the air will suffice to make their point. They are satisfied with drawing blood. D'Souza prefers to go in for a kill when the opportunity is there. And in this case, it was.

Now, it's easy to watch this and feel a bit bad for the student. Yes, he got rolled. He was left standing up there, dumbfounded, clearly looking for help and coaching that was never going to arrive. What could anyone say? That no, he deserved to keep his privilege?

When you realize that SJWs are typically made up of well-off white children, you can easily see one reason why a frantic avoidance of engagement at any cost is sanctified, blessed and encouraged.

No one wants to be this guy. And yet, barring a severely stacked deck, this - or some form of it - is easily what they can become if they argue with the wrong person openly.

7 comments:

John Mitchell said...

"Then remember that this is a guy who managed to hand not just Daniel Dennett, but Christopher Hitchens their heads in an onstage conflict."


You forgot: John W. fucking Loftus....

That's not much of an accomplishment but its nevertheless true....

James said...

Wow, that was brutal in the last 5 minutes. I was getting quite annoyed by the vile little cheerleaders at the kid's side, though, piping up with their empty little, "You go, girl !" swipes at D'Souza. It reminded me of a little pack of nasty Chihuahuas.

dover0beach said...

Which debate in particular between Dsouza and Hitchens are you talking about? I'd like to give it a look.

Crude said...

I think it was D'Souza v Hitchens in Vegas ~2007. One thing I remember was some post-debate 'Who won?' poll, with Hitchens saying, don't bother, I lost.

Crude said...

You forgot: John W. fucking Loftus...

Well, the difference is that Hitchens was noteworthy as a talented writer, and Dennett is a highly (undeservedly) respected philosopher, and John Loftus is A) an absolute nobody, and B) really inept. Trouncing Loftus in a debate is like beating Helen Keller in a wrestling match.

GoldRush Apple said...

Hi Crude, hope your holidays were dandy.

I commented on ShadowtoLight's page on the same video. Here's some info on Tommy Raskin, the young man in the video.

https://shadowtolight.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/indoctrination-and-hypocrisy/

Crude said...

Mike's always got something great to say. He's the Ed Feser of the anti-atheist bloggers.