SI
SI
discoversearch

We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.
Politics : Actual left/right wing discussion

 Public ReplyPrvt ReplyMark as Last ReadFilePrevious 10Next 10PreviousNext  
To: one_less who wrote (8687)12/3/2010 1:28:57 PM
From: TimF1 Recommendation   of 10074
 
When a right winger proves to be immoral in his personal or private correspondence, or when a particular right wing platform is shamelessly immoral, it can be devastating to the positions taken by the right wing. Left wingers are criticised because the left wing position is generally based on liberal thinking processes. When a left winger proves to be following an unthinking lock step dogmatic directive, or when a particular left wing position is wantingly narrow minded, it can be devastating to the positions taken by the left wing.

It usually shouldn't do that. To imply the characteristics or circumstances of the arguer amount to serious points against the ideas being argued is ad-hominem (except perhaps when the argument is an argument from authority, based only or mostly on reputation, but such arguments are usually weak anyway); but in reality who argues a case effects how well it convinces others, whether or not such an effect makes logical sense in a particular case, and when the characteristic in question is hypocrisy, the impact can be very strong.
Report TOU ViolationShare This Post
 Public ReplyPrvt ReplyMark as Last ReadFilePrevious 10Next 10PreviousNext