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  •  A good example (17+ / 0-)

    of "logical fallacies and nonsense":\

    My opinion and logic are infallible
    People who disagree with me are sockpuppets, trolls, hacks, shills.
    A lot of people disagree with me
    Therefore, there are a lot of sockpuppets, trolls, hacks, shills
    Complete nonsense, rolled up into a logical fallacy.

    I think these repeated diaries are divisive nonsense, and when they succeed in being divisive, you use other peoples' comments as "proof" that you are correct.

    No one who is a paid shill would be in the least interested in diaries about their behavior, nor would their behavior change because they are called out in them.

    I agree there might be shills here, and we certainly know there have been sockpuppets.  But more discord is sown by the constant accusations around here of people being shills.

    The other day I wrote a dumb comment that was hidden.  Two times in 10 years!  Anyway, someone in the diary (with whom I don't recall having any interaction) commented that (a) I am a "frequent flier" in terms of hidden comments and (b) that someone I don't know was defending me only because of some sort of suspicious "political affiliation".

    Both utter nonsense.

    That sort of crap is more divisive than either my comment or any sort of disagreement someone might have with the left or the right or the center of the political spectrum here at Dkos.

    Like diaries about the proliferation of infiltrators and disrupters, and naive people who don't even know they're disrupters, and so far the only definition seems to be people who disagree with the point the diarist is trying to make.

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