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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    We are in agreement, and after rereading the O/P, I think that's all he was saying as well.
    Of course racism should be called out, but way too many are shouting racism where none exists because they know in fact that it shuts down the conversation. Those who try this lowly stunt should not be given the time of day...
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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Maybe the solution in today's environment is to not be conversant. I want to kick people that say we need more "dialog". From a virtue signaller it means that they want more opportunity to be abusive. My "dialog" to virtue signallers is "go to hell".

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    We are in agreement, and after rereading the O/P, I think that's all he was saying as well.
    Of course racism should be called out, but way too many are shouting racism where none exists because they know in fact that it shuts down the conversation. Those who try this lowly stunt should not be given the time of day...

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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    For starters, it's a subjective call and a matter of opinion. For example, AOC tried to paint Pelosi as racist. It underscores just how far standards have sunk for Pelosi to be considered the adult in the room.
    Pejoratives like racist, nazi, bigot, have been extremely overused by idiots who have a need to win the debate at any cost. People who do this should be ignored.

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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Let's turn around the table and apply your question: during a discussion about Jews and black people, the other person tells me that they are subhumans and should not be given any rights. If he isn't racist, then that would probably mean he's trying to end the discussion.
    So you're not going to explain why it's proper to call stuff racist? Especially given the likelihood it will derail the discussion if the other party disagrees?

    Not sure there's anything left to discuss with someone who says Jews and blacks are subhumans. I'd tune that person out as quickly as I'd tune out the person who calls everything he doesn't personally like racist.
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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Or sued if they inflict tangible damage.

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Pejoratives like racist, nazi, bigot, have been extremely overused by idiots who have a need to win the debate at any cost. People who do this should be ignored.

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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    So you're not going to explain why it's proper to call stuff racist? Especially given the likelihood it will derail the discussion if the other party disagrees?

    Not sure there's anything left to discuss with someone who says Jews and blacks are subhumans. I'd tune that person out as quickly as I'd tune out the person who calls everything he doesn't personally like racist.
    Exactly the point. Besides saying something is racist doesn't mean the conversation will end. I've had discussions with seemely racist people and it turns out that I could see what they mean.
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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    Maybe the solution in today's environment is to not be conversant. I want to kick people that say we need more "dialog". From a virtue signaller it means that they want more opportunity to be abusive. My "dialog" to virtue signallers is "go to hell".
    On forums like this, it doesn't pay to tell them to go to hell because then you get punished too. Just think it, move on and write them off. Most who call racist, where none exists, are doing so to illicit a reaction. Don't give it to them.
    For instance, we all know one of their favs. is to label Trump voters racists because they say he is one too... How many times do we read this during the course of a week? These people are not interested in a civil discussion which I believe is the O/Poster's point. And it's a very good point.

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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Pejoratives like racist, nazi, bigot, have been extremely overused by idiots who have a need to win the debate at any cost. People who do this should be ignored.
    If people don't want to be called Nazis, they need to start agreeing with liberals & voting for Democrats.
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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    If "go to hell" won't work, something like this will get the point across:

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    On forums like this, it doesn't pay to tell them to go to hell because then you get punished too. Just think it, move on and write them off. Most who call racist, where none exists, are doing so to illicit a reaction. Don't give it to them.
    For instance, we all know one of their favs. is to label Trump voters racists because they say he is one too... How many times do we read this during the course of a week? These people are not interested in a civil discussion which I believe is the O/Poster's point. And it's a very good point.

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    Re: Don't Respond to Slurs With Rational Arguments

    Quote Originally Posted by 3leftsdoo View Post
    Trix cereal is racist against Cocoa Puffs...


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