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I just argued with a leftist light on Facebook (Public Board)

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Monday, September 14, 2020, 13:27 (6 days ago)
edited by Pepe the Programmer, Monday, September 14, 2020, 13:36

Here is a key takeaway:

I believe that the news distortions just don't register with a certain type, even when they claim they paid attention.

I watch some network news occasionally to get a read on the zeitgeist. ABC and NBC are almost like parodies of real reporting these days, and the content sounds like DNC campaign collateral.

This guy I was arguing with JUST DOESN'T SEE IT when I point this out, and says I am engaging in hyperbole.

He's a good guy IMO, but similar discussions with him have collapsed in the past. He started the discussion in response to a Biden meme I posted (the "100 years... Covid...deaths... so many" speech) apparently to understand better what a right leaning person thinks and why.

Most people IMO are really pretty unobservant and stupid. They don't understand their own limits of discerning useful information (I'm well aware of my own blind spots and this guy has no clue). And they accept misinformation as fact.

This guy IMO is a case study for why the country is circling the drain: laziness, lack of mental focus and acuity, willingness to believe lies because doing personal fact checking is too difficult.

And excessive reliance on tropes and thinking such as "so many people say this so there must be merit to it" and addiction to the norm and the averages: "that sounds unreasonable, surely that must not be what XXX intended."

Just plain fucking lazy. Even when the leftie is not a massive narcissist.

This guy is a "moderate" college educated professional on the east coast. I think his way of reasoning is an accurate template of the average Trump-resisting suburban moderate voter.

Call them the "Birkenstock Majority". They believe that hippies stayed nice and mellowed out.

This guy won't get it until his own town is burned down by BLM, or he is targeted himself for being a white male oppressor. Maybe not even then - he will blame Trump for "creating division".

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I vill trransmit this information to Vladimir.


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