Why the use and abuse of “The Silent Majority” annoys me to no end

One, the silent majority is a pretentious name for a minority that wants to appear bigger and stronger than it actually is.

Two, a minority, whose political affiliations clearly spell out a desire to return to the unacceptable status quo, cannot presume to speak for the real silent majority, the rest of the people who just want better lives, and go on with theirs, regardless of who the president is.

Three, the term “silent majority”, as used by that noisy minority, indicates the most apt response to it – silence.


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