Kickass, the doorstop dog, and the keeper, on this first day of the New Year, would like to suggest a 2020 catch phrase to ease the divisiveness and downright animosity that threatens to blow the world apart. That phrase is, “YOU MAY BE RIGHT!”
The words do not say that someone IS right, nor does it indicate agreement with the speaker’s sentiment. Indeed, while it leaves open the possibility that the speaker may be absolutely full of BS, it also allows him or her opportunity to conclude—having heard you say that they “|may be right”, that they are in fact right and you have finally seen the light.
In the meantime, if you have the self control to keep your mouth shut after having said, “You may be right,” you can indulge yourself with thoughts of just having heard the dumbest thing since Noah said it looked like rain.
Billy Joel did a song, “You May Be Right,” the lyrics of which include the words of maybe being “the lunatic you’re looking for.” That’s a chance it seems worth taking if it might put the pin back in the hand-grenade world.