Re: Re: Ron 6
"Where has this tedious "you're comparing us to Holocaust deniers" meme come from?"
In your lifetime, in what other context have you heard the term "denier" used... ever other than in reference to Holocaust denial and global warming / climate change "denial"? People talk about "denial" all the time, but from what I've seen the use of the term "denier" is MUCH more rare, as such it tends to be an atomic bomb term, is used to bully people, and cannot be separated from the much more common (and only other?) use in reference to the Holocaust.
"it seems to me like the "deniers" want to loose their label and make themselves seem more considered"
So how about I start calling all [people who think global warming is the #1 threat to humanity and our world and that we should immediately move towards carbon neutrality, economic impact be damned] "babykillers"? After all, the economic impact of carbon neutrality would certainly impact (i.e. slow improvement of) infant mortality rates in third world countries. Then I could make statements like "it seems to me that the "babykillers" want to lose their label and make themselves seem more considered". It's childish, it's unproductive, it's ridiculous.
Listen, this is the internet after all so if you want to scream loudly with incendiary terms while holding your fingers in your ears singing "la la la I'm not listening" you have every right to... but please do try and keep it down when the grown-ups are talking will you?
"you're not being compared to Holocaust deniers, it's rather arrogant to suggest that you're that important"
Emphasis mine... WTF is that supposed to mean... that Holocaust deniers are important? Hell no they're not - they're trash... they're the dregs of humanity. I can only guess that comment is meant to imply that climate change deniers are worse than Holocaust deniers, to which I can only say please... go outside, take a walk, and grow the fuck up... you probably can't even clearly articulate what 90% of the people you call "deniers" are in denial about.
You probably have this idea (straw man) in your head about who your opponents are, how they're motivated only by base desires, how they're intellectually inferior to you and less evolved, how they have been hoodwinked by [insert boogeyman of choice], etc, etc, etc... and every day you get out of bed, put on your suit of armor and ride off on your donkey to save the internet from the deniers. Have you ever considered that maybe... just maybe the people you're flaming aren't knuckle dragging retards, or paid shills, or otherwise remotely as "evil" as you think they are? ...and that maybe you're not a white knight saving the day, but just an asshole?