RE: [ronpaul-93] Fwd: BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL - a longer write up

From: Ken C.
Sent on: Monday, November 26, 2012 3:53 PM
The gift of a book is not, by any stretch of the imagination, an attempt to "shove" one's "ideas down the throat" of another. It is, by any rational interpretation, an offer to share one's ideas.
 
Your friend's real objection is that you are trying to cause her to 'think'. Never having done this before, she believes (rightly or wrongly) that this is something she is incapable of doing. Most likely, in the past, any attempt she has made to engage in critical thinking has been met with failure. Therefore, she interprets your gift of a book as an attempt to make her feel stupid.
 
People like your friend have absolutely no foundation of knowledge when it comes to politics or the economy. Therefore, when anything is presented to them in a seemingly logical manner that asserts a position concerning these issues, they are unable to disagree by asserting facts and arguments of their own. Thus, they are forced to either agree or look stupid. 
 
This explains your 10 second political conversation with your friend. She did not have a response to what you said to her. She had simply parroted something she had heard about nobama being for peace. (She probably got this idea from the fact that nobama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Of course, anyone who can think knows that he did absolutely nothing to deserve this award.) When you challenged her on her assertion, she did not have a response. Thus, the 10 second duration of your "conversation" with her.
 
This also accounts for the cowardly manner of returning your gift by giving it to your boyfriend with a message instead of returning it directly to you. She was afraid she would not have a response to anything you might say. And, I must point out that the return of your birthday gift to her was a very unclassy and offensive thing to do. By returning it to you, she was plainly stating that she holds you in contempt and places no value on your friendship or your feelings.
 
Basically, your gift of a book that embodies ideas with which you agree, made your friend feel stupid. Who knows, she might even be hiding the fact that she is illiterate. In any event, I can tell you that this person is no longer your friend. You didn't do anything wrong. In fact, offering to share your ideas with the gift of a book was the kind of thing that friends do. (If you can't share your ideas with a friend, who can you share them with?) Basically, your former friend now knows that her ignorance has been "outed" and she holds you responsible for this.
 
There are a lot of people who do not know anything about politics or the economy. They live in blissful ignorance. In a way, I can understand their anger when someone offers them fruit from the Tree Of Knowledge. They view this offer as a threat to their happiness. Unfortunately, when the majority of the electorate is blissfully ignorant, we wind up with someone like nobama as President and this is a threat to everyone's liberty, prosperity, and happiness.
 
I'm afraid you are going to have to accept that your friend is no longer your friend. She has made this very clear. If this was not the case, she would have put the book on her bookshelf and simply never get around to reading it. She says that you were trying to shove your ideas down her throat. However, the truth is that your superior knowledge, compared to her zero knowledge, makes her feel stupid. Unfortunately, although lack of knowledge does not make someone unintelligent, the refusal to accept information and ideas when offered on a silver platter (your book) does indicate that someone, indeed, has a very low order of intelligence.
 
To put it succinctly, your former friend is an idiot. Not having her in your life is not a big loss. In fact, since she now loathes you because you see her for the moron she is, you are better off not having her around.
 
Sincerely,
Ken-  

 
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> Subject: Re: [ronpaul-93] Fwd: BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL - a longer write up
> Date: Mon, 26 Nov[masked]:38:51 -0500
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> Lol...I recently gave someone a copy of The Law for their bday. She returned the book to my boyfriend and told him she felt like I was trying to shove my ideas down her throat. Mind you, she and I have had one political conversation in the past and it probably lasted 10 seconds. And it was to correct her about her ridiculous notion that Obama is for peace. I think some people are so afraid of learning about liberty because they can't come face to face with the fact that we are being taken for a ride. The first time I saw "From Freedom to Fascism" I went home crying. Some people aren't ready for the truth...sadly. Hopefully, they will wake up soon.
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> >> Fred's Law is free - an easy, entertaining read that's timeless. It's about our God-given Rights, which came before government. - If we understand them, we understand the US Constitution and what we're supposed to be doing with gov.
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> >> The book's fully illustrated so teens can pretty much just read the cartoons and "get it", plus there's a Free Kindle Fire Contest going on with it.
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> >> It was always up to us to educate the electorate - from the "about to votes" to the voters!
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> >> Download it and pass it on!!
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> >> Here is the link. Subject: Smashwords ­ "Fred's Law" ­ A book by Bastiat, Benoit, Crup
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> >> <https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/245270>https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/245270
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