- Dec 25, 2008
False equivalency, reflexively justifying mob tactics, another 3-line response to me trying to write a few paragraphs and speak as clearly as I can, jesus christ do you See what I Mean about Why Bother Trying to Talk? I'm literally kicking myself for letting myself get sucked into the false promise that there's any debate to be had.Thorn14 said:The mob has passion and is the only reason #GG has not faded into obscurity. I don't constantly post on twitter, hell I've taken breaks, but I wont lie that the goals also match with mine.
I wouldn't mind if Polygon went under for its actions, but if everyone took the escapist route, I'd take that too.
This is the closest we have had to exposing this corruption, and I don't want to drop it because some people are unreasonable.
Should Feminism end because there are militant feminists who go around spreading #KILLALLMEN ?
My contention is that he could very well have comported himself eloquently and argued as effectively as possible, and there wouldn't be as much as one fewer GGer screaming for heads on pikes. Also, that the streams only really exacerbate the GIFT by giving them a target to fixate their fuckwaddery upon, particularly when that target is "the one guy who represents our hated enemy." Anyone willing to enter that kind of ambush is insane if they think there's anything to be accomplished.Jaegerbombastic said:Simple: to get your point across and then defend it against your detractors. If you're so convinced that your perspective is the correct one, then you shouldn't be afraid to make a case for it. The fact is that Twitter is NOT an appropriate forum to debate the subject for a variety of reasons. The Kingofpol and KIA streams provide a better opportunity to discuss the issue: Its only between you and anybody else that is on the counter argument. It offers you time to explain your position clearly without worrying about a character limit. Finally, the fact that you're talking directly to a human being as opposed to sending off tweets or comments, it significantly hampers the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory.
Yes, that Koz/Kaz fellow sucked at debating and getting his point across, and as a result he got dogpiled. But, like I said in the other thread, he was at least brave enough to put himself out there, make his case, and attempt to counter any criticism. He has my respect for doing that even though I think all of the points he made were wrong and hilariously stupid. I respect a guy who gets his ass kicked in a fight more than someone who talks a big game at how awesome he is but blows off any challenges.