Now the London Sunday Times carries an article by Melanie Phillips defending the Great Ormond Hospital in the UK and ridiculing Charlie’s parents. She goes on to blame, without links or citations in context mind you, but only special quotes, from “hysterical American conservatives” and singling out American Thinker for special condemnation — for causing both the parents’ false hopes and the general public outcry over Charlie’s predicament.
You can read more about that here at this article by Daren Jonescu:
Reading through Ms. Phillips’ argument, one gets the sense of the whole emotional argument that Progressives make. It’s based on emotions. Not facts. She can’t even get straight who the argument is between. She claims the argument was not between the parents and the all powerful State, but between the parents and the hospital. Well, I say, who runs the hospital?! The State!
How is it possible for a truly thinking person to miss that?
We as conservatives have to know the issues and what the true argument is. Progressives are all about emotion and will try to sway society with their rational-sounding debate. I don’t believe they really care about facts, having long ago thrown away absolutes, declaring that all was relative. Now all of their arguments are based on emotion and because they are, their thinking is all muddled and incoherent. Witness the current state of affairs in our news media, who ignore everything else going on to chase after Russia, Russia, Russia, all the time when, as yet, there is no evidence of a crime after all these months, yet they forsake all other stories. Is that rational? No, they hate the President and that is what it is all about.
But I will say this: their arguments based on emotion can sometimes tempt and sound good and true. But we on the other side of the debate cannot fall for it. It is the glittering, shiny deception of something that sounds good and true, but it’s not THE truth, like the serpent (for those who believe the bible) in the garden telling Eve she would not die; she would be like God. Notice it was the tree of GOOD and EVIL they were not to eat from. We cannot lose sight of the real true position. We must maintain a search and love for what the truth is if we are to turn the culture from its socialist death march.
Those who are determined to press on with their emotional arguments, but are undeterred by what the truth is, will progressively regress in their thinking into a muddled mass of incoherence. That is my prediction.