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Deal with the problem, not the messenger

January 27th, 2007 . by Matt

This negative comment reminded me of an episode of South Park where people saw the problem being with individuals that spoke up about the problem, rather than the actual problem itself. It seems to me that a lot of people are angry at Occidentalism (and more lately at Gerry Bevers for his “Dokdo” postings) because it speaks up about things they would prefer to be unspoken. Take a look at the video to see what I mean.

Do not shoot the messenger. If you deal with the problem, there will not be any messengers to shoot.


3 Responses to “Deal with the problem, not the messenger”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ocebey

    I agree with you but what are we to do when a messenger start spreading bullshit?

  2. comment number 2 by: Matt

    I agree with you but what are we to do when a messenger start spreading bullshit?

    Explain why he is wrong. Saying that someone is “just like Hitler” without explaining why is meaningless and a logical fallacy. Explaining why the message is wrong eliminates the message, and damages the credibility of the messenger.

  3. comment number 3 by: hana

    Matt-san

    I think many people support your site.
    Some of them are not good at writing in English,
    including me. So they can not join the debate but
    they read the site.

    Someday Korean people will understand that
    you really care about and love Korea.