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[–]LordoftheFliesAmeri-kin 2.0. Pronouns: MegaWhite/SuperStraight/UltraPatriarchy 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Don't be so sure about that. One of the stock "discussion" tactics is to throw out a bunch of $5 words and turns of phrase, in effort to overwhelm any attempts at forming a coherent rebuttal. Because if you don't address each and every single convoluted point that they raise, you're obviously cherry-picking and arguing in bad faith, and can therefore be safely ignored (after being labeled a bigot, naturally).

[–]LyingSpirit472 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Heck, it's even shocking they do that, since the argument falls to "I am what I say I am", and anything else can be boiled down to that. No matter what proof you give otherwise, "I am what I say I am" trumps all of them. Just by them saying they are what they say they are, there's proof that's completely inarguable in their claim- you don't have telepathy, you can't conclusively say they're lying about saying they are this. And once they added "just saying it makes you one of us"- even if you DID have telepathy and can say "You're lying and I can prove you're lying about being in this group", it also comes to "but I say I am, so I am what I say I am", so the argument is lock-tight.