Translation: I am not going to choose my words to be kinder to you when I express my message; because I am an a——le.
I don’t take it to mean that. There are ways to say things nicely even if it’s a truth people don’t want to hear. Just because someone says something that other’s disagree with, doesn’t make them an a-hole.
Of course saying something others disagree with does not say anything negative about character. But that’s not what this quote (from Jon Stewart I guess?) is saying. I don’t want to prolong any argument with you Jessica. So I won’t belabor this past this post. The way I see it, I’m arguing with Mr Stewart. I reread the quote again and again, and it’s obviously an insult, directed towards an anonymous audience/someone who doesn’t like the harshness and bluntness of an opinion.
Frankly, when dealing with interpersonal relationships and people, not governments, I think that self-censorship, at least of tone and occasionally of message, to maintain a degree of pleasantness is frequently called for.
(Source: empatheticvegan, via her-nature-persuaded)