Ad hominem attack
October 14, 2010
Demonizing, flaw finding are the rigidity of all-or-nothing thinking without nuance, and in this instance micromanaging three years in arrears. The verbal venom ad hominem, against Jack Johnson, sets forth an attack on the person standing on a wet soap box.
I think of my 5-year-old son’s Quaker teacher who comforted in the face of the mean kids: “They are who they say you are.” Those were bywords for years to come.
May the Aspen electorate vote for respect and humanity in the public forum and for the one currently working hard as a public servant who wishes to continue.
The world is a changing – throw a book for youth of your community, not at the person who does not match your thinking.
Cheryl L. Tennille
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