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  •  In that sense it is like calling people (1+ / 0-)
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    Nazis, or communists (or any number of other similar examples), or assuming the presence of Nazi ideology or communist ideology on the basis of association, or of "fellow traveling".

    I am hearing this term now for the first time, and while perhaps there are valid reasons and circumstances to use it, just as there are to use the terms Nazi or communist, it appears to be a slippery slope for exaggerated and stereotypical disparagement, insinuation, and social control.

    H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

    by Knarfc on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 06:10:32 PM PDT

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    •  Well yeah, except... (0+ / 0-)
      In that sense it is like calling people Nazis, or communists (or any number of other similar examples), or assuming the presence of Nazi ideology or communist ideology on the basis of association, or of "fellow traveling".

      Sure, except for the part where the Nazis actually, you know.. murdered a whole hell of a lot of people. Whereas all "firebaggers*" ever do is blow off steam and rant on the internet.

      (*And no, I'm not usually in the custom of using the term myself. As a rhetorical weapon I find it very flimsy.)

      I'm a concert pianist with a double doctorate... AND YOU CAN BE TOO!

      by kenlac on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 06:23:06 PM PDT

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