DaCrum wrote:See, I stopped paying attention when QU started posting because half of the things he says are strawmen arguments, overt cynicism, appeals to cynicism, and bullshit, and the other half is articles.
DaCrum, I can't take you seriously at all here. Half the things you, BR, and Sentios provide are strawman arguments. When I say "Communism fails because yadda yadda yadda" and BR says "You're wrong because you are not speaking philosophically," that's a strawman argument (because it doesn't answer the "yadda yadda yadda" part). When I suggest that there are minimal rewards for someone who shovels shit in a Communist system except maybe a pat on the back, a medical checkup and a bar of soap, and Sentios says "A medical checkup would be a good reward because some people in America can't afford it," that's a strawman argument (because in a Communist society it'd be free anyway so what makes it a reward?). In an earlier thread, when I disproved your claim that Beck called Obama a Muslim, you returned with the most embarrassing strawman argument ever, "Oh, he's not a Muslim, but he's a bad Christian?" I don't think you even realize how bad that is.
And about cynicism, isn't that what you do half the time when you talk about any Conservative? Does that render any point you have invalid? Or does cynicism only apply to other people?
And is there something wrong with posting articles? Don't you use articles to expand your point? Are you saying it's bad to use evidence to support your claim?
NeoWarrior7 wrote:I love how you override people's point with only vaguely related, and often literal examples QU.
I love how you can't see that that's what you and others are doing. You're so focussed on being right that you can't see where you're wrong.
I can't see video on my ship, so I can't watch it. I was talking about how the system makes several assumptions about people that are not based on facts of any kind, but oh well.Sentios wrote:People being 'imperfect and chaotic' isn't really a problem since the understanding of motivation in the video I linked were reached by studying real people.
Now if you freaks of nature will stop endlessly arguing over a system that has consistently failed every time it was tried, we can get back to George Soros.