Earlier this morning, I wrote about Daryl’s yard sign. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
My partner, Roy H. Williams, has often been known to say something akin to:
You don’t define yourself by what you say you stand for. People define themselves to others by what they stand against.
So, Daryl? You want to get my attention and give me a glimpse into your world?
You want to cause me to act one way or the other? You can’t be afraid of trolls, you understand.
Elect Daryl Dudley
I’m against whiners and lazy people.
There. That’s better. It does not solve the generality problem – I suspect most politicians when asked are against whiners and lazy people, but they just don’t have the stones to say it out loud. They run the risk of … gasp … offending someone.
Guess what? In the words of Patricia Cabot, “you’re not a hundred dollar bill … not everyone is going to like you.”
What do you think? What do you think of Roy’s theory? What are you against?