September 8, 2010
I hate this expression. I hate it strongly and I hate it fervently. This expression is really in code. What it means to say is:
“there are people arguing against me and I don’t like what they have to say, since they are trying to caution me from blundering ahead in a ridiculous fashion, I’m going to label them ‘stop energy’ and not listen anymore”
If you want to disregard warnings, If you want to disagree on what is being warned about. These are all fine – but applying the label ‘stop energy’ doesn’t do anything other than attempt to pejoratively label good old fashioned common sense and caution.
Sometimes the ‘yield signs’ are there for a reason. It’s b/c you may not notice you’re going to drive yourself off a cliff and take a bunch of the rest of us on a trip with you.