Why Do We Give Political Nut Jobs The Time Of Day?

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
June 17, 2009 11:45am CST
Around the world or even here on MyLot there are those that for the lack of a better word are political nut jobs. Now granted so of these individuals demand our attention, like someone who actually commits a crime to aid his or her political goals. Yet their are some that just say thing to get attention, like saying Jews are controlling the world, all Muslims are terrorist, or business owners want to kill their employees. If we were to go onto the world stage we would see the President of Iran who runs a country that for the most part is insunifegent. Yet because he said that he would like to wipe Israel, because I guess they are running the world, off the map he gets world wide exposure. Is the President of Iran a nut job yes, does he deserve the attention he receive, I do not know? So back to my question either about a world leader or just someone here on MyLot should we really even respond to individuals that express insane views?
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4 responses
• United States
17 Jun 09
It is the insane political view of a "nutjob" that quadrupling the national debt will be good for the country's economy, but how do you ignore the President?
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Some nutjob have to be dealt with, this I will agree with.
@jb78000 (15173)
17 Jun 09
best thing is to show that you don't take their undermedicated views very seriously, i think
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
17 Jun 09
But trying to debate the insane can make yourself insane.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I try not to lend an ear to those kinds of things. I think alot of them just seek to get the public in an uproar and draw attention to themselves anyway. I have more important things to do than to give them my time of the day too.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I sometimes ignore them they would go away, their ignorance is so great that their comments compel a response. For the most part I have better things to do but some times I cannot help myself.
@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
17 Jun 09
It comes down to who and where, I think. I can't argue with the Iranian leadership from here, but if I see American politicians acting insane, I do feel the need to point that out. Here on Mylot I usually deal with people who have different political points of view or agendas, but they are not insane from what I can tell. When I do find somone who who claims some of the crazier things you mention, I have to walk away because I do not want to draw attention to their extreme viewpoint and give it some kind of defacto credence.