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Apologizing to an outraged progressive is a big mistake

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Koro_11, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    I learned this first hand arguing with an extremely simple minded and confrontational acquaintance on Facebook once. She was one of those champagne Marxist constantly posting anti American, anti-western and anti capitalist sentiments, and one day I couldn’t help myself but reply to one of her public posts. So she began arguing with me how socialism gives people more dignity and capitalism was evil, and all that jazz... meanwhile Im here responding to her from Castro’s socialist Cuba where my wife and I just got back from waiting in line for cooking oil so I was really in the mood.

    So it started off as very light sparring as I thought I might be able to offer her a different point of view without it getting personal, but unfortunately it quickly escalated into a heated exchange. I started completely dissecting her in every response to the point where I felt bad for her and said something like “I apologize if I’m being too harsh in presenting my argument”. I honestly felt that I had nothing to apologize for, but I could picture her crying as she was furiously typing her responses and I was really not looking to trigger or troll her at all, just point out that her views were oversimplified and that she was completely ignorant and out of touch with reality.

    In her next response she accused me of being a sexist misogynistic racist white guy (despite race never being brought up once in the entire argument, despite my profile picture being of me with my mixed race wife and our mixed race child, and despite her herself being white and blond with blue eyes), and I never got a chance to respond because the next moment I was unfriended, blocked and her profile was forever hidden from me.

    It’s not an exact comparison, but it reminded me a lot of the twitter outrage mobs that go after people who supposedly say or do something that doesn’t toe the line of the whole woke progressive agenda these days. The people that attempt to retract their statement or apologize in any way tend to get crucified and destroyed, whereas the people who just brush it off, don’t respond or just double down on their stance and “own it” (I fucken hate that expression lol) seem to fare much better.

    It’s a really bizarre world we live in today where it seems that the only way to survive is either to
    a.) just agree with the status quo
    b.) keep your head down and say nothing, or
    c.) go all in with the opposite argument with guns blazing

    The option of trying to be the balanced voice of reason somewhere in the middle while trying not to offend anyone seems to be the worst one of all, despite the fact that to a normal person under normal circumstances this would be the most obvious and most sensible one. How did we get this way?

    Edit: Yes I was stupid to engage in such an argument, that part was my own naive stupidity etc etc... Now to anyone with disagreements about the actual topic, anything to counter the topic itself, or just in the typical leftie style, personal insult, shouting down and attempting to silence different ideas?
     
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  2. BarryDillon Banned Banned

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    Hopefully you make it bro.
    Did u tell her parents?
     
  4. Social Distance Warrior Banned Banned

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    Apologizing merely adds fuel to the fire and reinforces their fu*ked up vision of the world.

    One should never apologize to these people. they aren't interested in dialogue, but rather monologue.
     
  5. bobgeese Steel Belt

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    They deserve only ridicule.
     
  6. lifelessheap Gold Belt

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    People like her don't live in reality. She has been programmed. Full on NPC.
     
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    Because guys like this guy ^ would prefer an effeminate made up reality. Why? I don’t know. You’ll never get a straight answer from them though.
     
  8. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    Anything intelligent to offer or you just triggered by logic like she was?
     
  9. spin Gold Belt

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    or, this was just a stupid person.

    I'm going to gloss over the fact that I don't believe your version at all, and ask

    when has a time where anyone has done this
    ever not ended in the person hating them for it?



    That's how that goes.






    quit using a bad incident to represent a larger population. its lazy, it's ignorant, it's usually the very same thing you're complaining about.
     
  10. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    Ya you got me, I just made it all up to get sherdog war room to like me.
    <DisgustingHHH>
     
  11. Fedorable Continues without supporting Sherdog.

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  12. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    <datassdom>
     
  13. Fluffernutter Gold Belt

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    Modern world:

    I feel > In my experience
     
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    You're just better off not talking to such religious loons in the first place.
     
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    Why are you being a numbskull by arguing with people on facebook
     
  16. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Your fault for arguing with the ideological equivalent of a homeless schizophrenic religious street preacher
     
  17. weed ベルセルク

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    I've upset two SJWs here on the 'dog with harmless jokes - one yesterday. & one today.

    business is good.
     
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    Lol @ facebook argument.
     
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    Tell her to hit me up. An Afghan Muslim who's had family and friends of family "dignified" by communists pulling their nails out.
     
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    People such as the woman you posted about desperately need to feel that they can look down on others. They have had no true struggle, which is why they attempt to manufacture it in anything they encounter.

    They're the pampered trust fund babies who cannot relate to normal people.

    Never apologize unless you are wrong.
     

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