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Gish galloping Trump and his sycophantic trolls

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Monday, July 2, 2018 8:33 AM

REAVERFAN


Gish Gallop:
Named for the debate tactic created by creationist shill Duane Gish, a Gish Gallop involves spewing so much bullshit in such a short span that your opponent can’t address, let alone counter all of it. To make matters worse, a Gish Gallop will often have one or more 'talking points' that has a tiny core of truth to it, making the person rebutting it spend even more time debunking it in order to explain that, yes, it's not totally false but the Galloper is distorting/misusing/misstating the actual situation. A true Gish Gallop generally has two traits.

1) The factual and logical content of the Gish Gallop is pure bullshit, and anybody knowledgeable and informed on the subject would recognize it as such almost instantly. That is, the Gish Gallop is designed to appeal to and deceive precisely those sorts of people who are most in need of honest factual education.

2) The points are all ones that the Galloper either knows, or damn well should know, are totally bullshit. With the slimier users of the Gish Gallop, like Gish himself, its a near certainty that the points are chosen not just because the Galloper knows that they're bullshit, but because the Galloper is deliberately trying to shovel as much bullshit into as small a space as possible in order to overwhelm his opponent with sheer volume and bamboozle any audience members with a facade of scholarly acumen and factual knowledge.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gish%20Gallop

When I was attending yet another protest of Trump's fascism Saturday, there were lots of discussions of his most recent outrages, and the rapid-fire way in which he tried to lay blame anywhere but on his own decision to kidnap children from their parents.

We then heard lie after lie after lie.

It was pointed out that it's easy to tell multiple lies. Debunking those lies, especially considering that they come out so fast and furiously, takes a lot more time and effort.

We're experiencing lie fatigue. Trump lies over 6 times a day, so by the time you've proven him a liar on one outrageous lie, you've got 5 more lies to debunk. In a day. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/01/politics/donald-trump-3000/index.html

This is a technique any student of history recognizes as that of a fascist dictator. All the dictators Blumpy openly admires do the same.

The trolls here are just as bad. We're well aware that they're Russian, and that their sole supporter here is an uneducated, bitter incel loser with fascist dreams of his own.

It's said that in business, the most successful people are often narcissists and sociopaths. Capitalism rewards selfishness and cruelty, not fairness and compassion, so such people rise to the top on Wall Street and in finance.

We've been hijacked by people who don't care what happens to anyone else.

A Narcissist’s Prayer:

That didn’t happen.

And if it did, it wasn’t that bad.

And if it was, that’s not a big deal.

And if it is, that’s not my fault.

And if it was, I didn’t mean it.

And if I did…

You deserved it.

Well, we don't deserve it. We didn't make this bed, and we don't have to lie in it.




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Monday, July 2, 2018 12:55 PM

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You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know -Grateful Dead

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:52 PM

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:56 PM

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Couldn't post it.



Can't.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:58 PM

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