The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

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Re: The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

Postby Trick on Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:17 am

That pic is from a vid where he tells everyone to best stay home so to not spread the corona virus......Good advice Arnold
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Re: The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

Postby wiesiek on Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:37 am

split and rule
this is as old, as society
and
still works
you`re building the wall and lookin` for "outside enemy/s/
Hitler and Jews, Stalin and kułaks, Trump and emigrants, Kaczyński and LGBT...
List is very, very, long, and never ends.
Sadly, we can see end of our stupid species behind the horizon.
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Re: The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

Postby Trick on Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:55 am

Divide and rule, I understand is an action by an “hidden” in some way player...who is that would be the question then? And the theories will flourish
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Re: The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

Postby wiesiek on Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:52 am

this works in small groups, and, as we can see - globally,
so
"who" is nicely hidden in a crowd.
Neat excuse,
`cause you don`t know exactly - which ass should be kicked :)
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Re: The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

Postby Trick on Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:28 am

I would say that the dividers.Magic makes the split crows to “know” exactly whos ass(es) to be kicked -the other half of the but, their newly perceived opposition
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Re: The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

Postby yeniseri on Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:15 am

Steve James wrote:What kind of argument is it when someone claims Jews (or Democrats) are eating babies?

I just remembered that Mexicans were saying similar things about Americans kidnapping children for experimentation in the 80s and 90s.


A mind is a terrible thing! In this day and age, people are incapable of reason or common ssense.
But agin, look at the references they are holding onto! A hangman noose, a COnfederate flag, nazi symbols, etc so it makes sense from that angle.
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Re: The conspiracy theorist's strawman argument structure

Postby klonk on Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:13 pm

everything wrote:goes basically like this:

1. crazy assertion of whatever / strawman argument
2. hey you guys don't offer any disproof. there is no evidence saying my outlandish claim (injecting disinfectant, we live in a simulation, etc., etc.) is wrong.
3. therefore my crazy argument might be true.
4. repeat a lot / someone with another agenda sets up bots / social media algorithm tries to keep giving you the same stupid shit
5. you live in this echo chamber of massive confirmation bias
6. certified crazy.

this isn't that much removed from some of the stupid MA arguments people make as well.


Yes, well, the magic happens between steps two and three. The theorist has shifted the burden of proof from the accuser to the accused. That is why Soviet styled jurisprudence works so well: Here is the sentence and the verdict first. What says the defense?
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