• HonkyTonkWoman
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    332 months ago

    All of those six statements were predicated with “This is such a non-thing that it hurts to even consider how stupid it is.“

    Ergo, let’s not make it a thing…

    • @helenslunch@feddit.nl
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      And then they immediately “made it a thing” by writing out a strawman argument, which I addressed. I don’t understand where the confusion is coming from.

      • HonkyTonkWoman
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        182 months ago

        No, they didn’t. The point that were made all stated that everything’s protected by free speech. No one here is upset about the Black National Anthem being sung, you’re just trying to stir up shit. Ergo, DON’T MAKE IT A THING.

        • @helenslunch@feddit.nl
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          No, they didn’t.

          Yes. They did.

          The point that were made all stated that everything’s protected by free speech.

          Yes, I got that. My point (once again) is no one thinks it is illegal, which makes the argument it a strawman (ie: arguing against a point no one is making).

          No one here is upset about the Black National Anthem being sung

          Oh look, another strawman.

          Ergo, DON’T MAKE IT A THING.

          I’m really not sure what this is supposed to mean in this context. I didn’t “make it a thing”. It was “made a thing” by whoever decided to sing it, the people who were upset by it, the article that was published, and the person replying to the article before I even knew it took place.

          • HonkyTonkWoman
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            142 months ago

            Oh look, someone trying to stir up a dumb argument on the internet because they need attention.

            • @helenslunch@feddit.nl
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              Yes, that’s definitely what’s happening. I need attention from anonymous strangers on the internet. 🤦‍♂️ It’s definitely not that someone had a bad take. Deny deny deny.

              • HonkyTonkWoman
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                92 months ago

                Yes, that’s definitely what’s happening. I need attention from anonymous strangers on the internet.

                ooh look, another strawman argument. strawman arguments all over the place today!

                  • HonkyTonkWoman
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                    112 months ago

                    I understand perfectly. It means this is not a thing, and you never should have tried to make it one.

        • @helenslunch@feddit.nl
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          Of course I do. I’ve already explained it elsewhere. It’s when someone (like the person I replied to) fabricates a fallacious argument their opposition supposedly holds (like the idea that singing a particular song is illegal) and then tries to tear down the argument they themselves fabricated as evidence that their opposition is wrong.