Slurs and Tropes (Public Board)

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Tuesday, September 08, 2020, 01:24 (14 days ago) @ ,ndo

Well, "is a communist organisation" is a general slur that has been cast at how many groups now? People just subconsciously dismiss that, I think.

People within a particular movement have their tropes - beliefs and narratives that they are familiar with and which form their context for processing new information. This stuff also bonds the members socially.

Most of us talk in the "trope-ese" of our respective movement. The lefties have Cheetoh Drumpf. We have the permanently aggrieved intersectionalist. We make up cute names and short hand for these concepts.

Outsiders have no clue what the fuck we're on about.

When you're communicating to a member of the opposing movement, or a non-member of any movement, most of us will tend to fall into using those tropes as argumentation points ("BLM is a radical Marxist organization.") You have to unwind your argument from the trope and approach the person like they're a man from Mars. And like ,ndo said the use of the trope itself may just instantly discredit anything you say.

Informing others outside your group is extremely difficult. Most of us fail miserably at it.

I'm not even sure that when social conditions are as toxic as they are now, that it's possible or practical to do so.


I vill trransmit this information to Vladimir.

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