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[–]sawboss 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Debunking would be the upper-tier response for sure, but I assume anyone who's bought into racial bigotry deeply enough to make it their public facing identity will not be persuaded by facts and reason. The obtainable outcome is to offer everyone else reasons not to go there. I strongly doubt that I'm able to do it, and it sickens me to think that we're still having this same old stupid fight.

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

The thing is… there are people here who're vulnerable enough to be convinced by that sort of thing, if nobody's arguing against it. And nobody was. Heck, I was defending parts of a fictional law instead of noticing that it wasn't a real law in the first place.

[–]sawboss 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

if nobody's arguing against it

Where are all the people who have complained about the site becoming extreme or whatever? This is the reason for the Pyramid! If you sit on you hands now, don't complain if the extremes take over.

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Mind if I quote this in my next PSA, if I get fed up enough to make another one?

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

You may, but perhaps it would be better to paraphrase with reference to this discussion. Speaking of easily disproved but somehow widely accepted misconceptions:

https://saidit.net/s/funny/comments/mll/and_then_one_day/13rt

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Wow, that's a good example! You win a prize.