Last Thursday the Washington Post published an impassioned appeal from Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) imploring Americans to ban guns. You might think that hearing a senator from Illinois sing the praises of gun control laws to the rest of the country would border on high satire if only it weren’t so tragic a subject.
This kind of accusation makes political persuasion and rational
discourse impossible: bypassing every single argument, fact, narrative,
and alternative course of action offered by your opponent, you make it
clear that the well is poisoned. Their motive is self-interest that
weighs their campaign dollars against children’s lives and finds the
It's what they do. Disagree on something touching on women, you're a misogynist; about anything involving non-whites*, you're a racist. And on, and on.
*I effing hate the term 'people of colour', as Larry Correia once said it's just a PC way of saying colored people.