Which of these two professions thrives on besmirching their opponents?
Besmirch-to cause harm or damage to : sully, soil
Irony– a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result
What Two Professions?
1.Lawyers- Movie scenes portray lawyers as heroes or heroines when they besmirch a bad guy’s lying statements in a courtroom scene. Obviously then, lawyers thrive on besmirching?
2.Politicians-Anyone listening to politicians in news interviews on TV or Radio, especially during election times, for the most part are hearing politicians besmirching their opponents.
In a previous post titled, King Solomon, Civil Decorum in Congress, I stated my opinion that politicians should be examples of Democracy and first debate with their opponents using civil decorum in the halls of Congress rather than besmirching them in public.
Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool. (Proverb 10:18)
And he that uttereth slander is a fool; that brings it out by wholesale, and hides it not; who openly defames his neighbour, and in the most public manner; and with a multitude of words detracts from his good name, credit, and reputation, and loads him with calumny and reproach; such a man is a fool, a very wicked man: yea, not only the public slanderer, but the secret dissembler, who thinks himself a cunning man because he hides himself; each of these is a fool, the one as well as the other. (Gils Commentary Excerpt)
In Other Words
Today on the news it appears to me that besmirching and possibly inferring slanderous innuendos or implied accusations is no longer considered an immoral issue of concern by anyone..
Perhaps because of the example of our politicians daily public displays of besmirching, there are now more activists emulating their tactics?
Instead of debating with decorum, activists engage in besmirching on the internet, marching about the streets with besmirching signs, disrupting public meetings, shouting often times slanderous remarks, and even fighting with people who do not share their political opinions.
Irony In My Opinion
The irony of our USA Democracy and the subject of besmirching, is the USA Congress is mainly comprised of lawyers thriving on besmirching their opponents.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
King Solomon, Civil Decorum in Congress HERE