Saturday, 15 June 2013

Rational arguments rather than childish over-generalizations

Rational arguments rather than childish over-generalizations

Very often we hear people saying people who vote for the British National Party are this or people who vote for the British National Party are that and in then end such statements are nothing more than stereotypes and over-generalization.

We also need to take stock of those amongst us that are very much prone to stereotypes and over-generalization to the point of sounding not just silly but absolutely irrational.

If stereotypes and over generalization were the rule, not many people would vote for any political party. They support political parties because of economic policies, because of principles linked to ethics. Therefore, extreme views or irrational arguments are not the key for success.

The British National Party was born in 1982 – this means roughly over 40 years of existence – and has struggled with stereotypes and as long as we keep struggling with stereotypes there is not going to be any major political success.

I have a habit of listening to everybody and listening to everybody I have a clear idea of why certain political parties are successful and other political parties do not succeed. We are battling against stereotypes but we need to accept the fact that some amongst us behave in a way that justifies the existence of negative stereotypes.

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