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  •  *shrug* What are you gonna do? (6+ / 0-)

    Yesterday I have an exchange where someone makes a demonstrably factual mistake, I show three examples of their statement being a mistake, and they just continue on as though nothing of the sort happened.

    People here are now creating their own realities. They're not interested in debate, they're not interested in learning, they're not interested in hearing, and they most certainly aren't interested in fighting fair -- all they care about is protecting the alternate reality.

    And it would seem that the most entrenched quality of the alternate reality is that progress is impossible because everyone in charge is horrible in some fashion or another.

    Nothing left to do but disengage and allow them to marginalize themselves.

    Non futuis apud Boston

    by kenlac on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 06:44:27 AM PDT

    •  Amen. (1+ / 0-)
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      Nothing left to do but disengage and allow them to marginalize themselves.
      Ignore it. Treat it as the gibberish it is. Don't take the bait. Would you respond if I wrote:
      The comments that Troubadour analyzed have no more reason or truth in them than that gibberish. Both are just pounding the keyboard.

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

      by Dragon5616 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 07:06:19 AM PDT

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    •  Aggree with the comment but disengaging can lead (1+ / 0-)
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      to the destruction of the good work that others are doing here at Dailykos. Factual arguments are good, I have learned a lot about rational argumentation, and various other cultural things on this site. Conspiracy theories, and baseless generalizations should not be the norm here.

      "Aux ames bien nees, la valeur n'attend point le nombre des annees" Pierre Corneille.

      by Patate on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 09:25:33 AM PDT

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