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Noted in Passing: The You-Sees

You see, Morgan’s “Blog That Nobody Reads” needs to read by everybody.

They start, or wade into, these exchanges with scripts in their heads they want to see played out to the letter, and when they get back something that’s outside the guardrails they start you-see-ing. They waste their time and everybody else’s time with pablum. “You see, if you wear a mask it slows the spread, and we’re all in this together.” “You see, scientific theories are seldom if ever proven, but they’re still scientific.” “See, black people can’t be racist because they lack the power to do racist things.” “You see, even men should support feminism because feminism is really all about equality between the sexes.” “You see, by using these slightly heavier bags and charging the ten cents, the stores encourage recycling which will help save the planet.” “You see, in times like these, with things the way they are, we all have to conserve water, and a golden brown (dead) lawn looks classy in a way.” “You see, when you plug in your car to charge it, you don’t need to use gas.” “You see, by wearing these masks, we show each other that we care about each other.” “You see, a noose causes a special kind of hurt in black people that white people can’t understand. It’s like a fairy tale, magical kind of hurt.”…

A very large portion of all “arguing politics on the Internet,” probably more than half of it word-for-word, is just “you see.” Simple minds re-regurgitating things they’ve already said because they ran into responses they didn’t like, and rather than responding to the responses they didn’t like, just you-see re-explaining.

— RTWT AT House of Eratosthenes

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  • ghostsniper April 19, 2021, 10:55 AM

    A stout dose of reality will straighten those airheads right up, or kill them outright.
    Either way, they best stay away from this part of the country if they plan to stay in their make believe life. We’re realists and deal with life as it is, on it’s terms, and so will they, around here.

  • Harry April 19, 2021, 12:14 PM

    Sorry ghost, but reality has a “disproportionate effect” on all the usual suspects (too many to list here), so participation in the current fantasy world will be strictly enforced.

  • Mike Anderson April 19, 2021, 12:24 PM

    In the Bad Old Days, this problem was confined to hapless Gringo touristas in Mexico, who, when their questions in English were not understood, would repeat their previous question word-for-word, but with an -o added to the end of everything. We’ve traded a few Ugly Americans abroad for a whole passel of Uglier Americans at home.

    Oh, and that fit girls thing? A fella could do worse than attend some collegiate women’s volleyball games.

  • Cappy April 19, 2021, 1:34 PM

    I demand that this variety of condescension be delivered in the voice of Chef from South Park!

  • Jack April 19, 2021, 4:14 PM

    Well…You see, I don’t really give a da*n about what these people have to say. I always got F’s in “works well with others….” anyway.

    Actually, when I listen, I listen closely and intently and I pay attention to words, how they’re used and their actual and implied meanings so I’ve always been able to pretty well sort things out to suit myself. And I don’t complain if I suffer a bit of damnation if I was later proven to be wrong. There’s always a lesson in there that I’ll embrace.

    But I just never could get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I run into some dumb fker who thinks he can enlighten me with puerile BS.

  • Snakepit Kansas April 20, 2021, 4:47 AM

    Starting a sentence with “You see” is nearly as bad as all the folks who unwittingly start there sentences with the word “so”.

  • Lindsey Kidd April 20, 2021, 7:38 AM

    Starting a sentence “You see” is about as bad as ending an article title with “Here’s why”. I hate that, will not read such an article

  • Flannelputz April 20, 2021, 7:53 AM

    Agree with snake, must every declarative sentence now begin with a vacuous “so”??
    In addition, if you use the word “like” three times in every sentence, you are an idiot. (AOC)

  • EX-Californian Pete April 20, 2021, 8:38 AM

    What’s even worse that the “you-sees”?


    It seems to be the only form of “communication” Liberals use any more.
    You can ask them a “yes or no” question, and will get 5 minutes of dodging and BS, with no actual yes or no.
    You can repeat the question several times- demanding a yes or no, and will only receive MORE doublespeak, while further enraging the Liberal and making them more defensive.

    If you pursue them further for that yes or no answer, they will at some point become enraged, resorting to name calling (you”re a Nazi, a racist, a science-denier, a Trumpian, a white supremacist, a Privileged White Person, or a something-or-other-phobe) OR outright threaten you and yours.

    Author (and social prophet) George Orwell was probably the first to recognize and warn us of doublespeak, but I have to wonder if he knew just how widespread it would become among Liberals and Socialists in today’s world.

    Ralph “Sonny” Barger once wisely said “What’s wrong with America nowadays is that there are no more fistfights.” He’s correct. It’s become a “milquetoast nation.”

    Here’s two excellent examples of Liberal Doublespeak in action- the 1st one begins with a nice segment with our favorite Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan exposing Fauci and ripping him a new one.

    This next one adds a little humor, probably to help keep viewers from becoming violently frustrated by this form of Liberal asshattery.

    It’s painfully obvious that truth, reality, (no matter how large the “dose”) and facts now have zero effect when dealing with Liberals, as those tools are now futile, and simply do not exist to them- since Liberals just manufacture their own versions of each one.