Debunked Trump Card: Pseudo-Intellectual Moron

Every time you get into an argument about religion or politics or some other controversial topic you find yourself having to deal with people who think they can win arguments using underhanded tactics. Their methods are incredibly infuriating, and are nothing less than insufferable. Sometimes a fist through the wall is the only satisfactory response, but in an attempt to save you precious time and money I have decided to create a series exposing a class of these scumbags in short posts.

The losers on the table now are those types who like to take your arguments and twist them in such a way that it makes you out to be . . . you guessed it: a scumbag. This isn’t the same as Passive-Aggressive Emotional Bullshit: while the last one was manipulative and emotionally charged, this type of behavior comes from pseudo-intellectuals who think they can logically pin you down.

This can start with you making a statement, sharing your opinion on a controversial subject. Say you claim that drug users are pathetic. You give your list of reasons to make your case: some people have a needless dependency on something; if you have a needless dependency on something you are weak. And this pseudo-intellectual moron comes along and instead of addressing your argument or any of your points he accuses you of calling sick people using medical marijuana pathetic . . .

I have literally heard this accusation before.

I don’t fucking care if you think I should specify whom I am talking about. I don’t care if you think I am talking about you, and you personally use marijuana for medical purposes. I don’t fucking care about how my comments make you feel. If you honestly think I need to introduce my statements with a caveat that says: “I’m not talking about those who actually need it medically!” then you are a sensitive little bitch.

So maybe I was wrong in the beginning: maybe these people are a bit emotional.

And the same logic applies to obesity. The second you make a comment towards some morbid, grotesque blob of fat, mocking their lack of self-control, or their size, you get a hoard of nasty comments about how some fat people can’t help it. Some people are actually sick. Yeah? Really? And how much of the overblown obesity statistic is actually suffering from thyroid problems, and how many aren’t? Yeah, that’s what I thought . . .

So when you find yourself in the company of one of these morons leaving a comment like: “I suffer from anxiety and I need marijuana to quell the nerves, and you think I’m pathetic?” respond with: “Yes. Perhaps you should kill yourself. Remember to cut along the veins, not across.” They’ve proven to be unreasonable, so why bother engaging with them?

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Debunked Trump Card: Passive-Aggressive, Emotional Bullshit

Every time you get into an argument about religion or politics or some other controversial topic you find yourself having to deal with people who think they can win arguments using underhanded tactics. Their methods are incredibly infuriating, and are nothing less than insufferable. Sometimes a fist through the wall is the only satisfactory response, but in an attempt to save you precious time and money I have decided to create a series exposing a class of these scumbags in short posts.

One of these tactics is what I would call: “Passive-Aggressive, Emotional Bullshit”. One day you will find yourself in the presence of an idiot who thinks he/she can trump anything you can say in an argument with one soaking with emotion. It isn’t as simple as an argument from emotion because it almost always ends with them essentially implying that you are a scumbag if you believe anything other than what they say. Say a Christian finds out that you don’t believe in the afterlife. Instead of contesting your claims, they immediately attack with something like: “My relative died just last year. Are you seriously trying to argue that he is just a rotting corpse? Are you trying to say that he isn’t in heaven?” Immediately, they paint you in the light of a scumbag because you don’t think their loved one is in a better place, even though the same logic applies to everyone (even yourself). They are taking a universal claim and are narrowing it down to its most personal level, so that it looks like a personal attack. You have no idea who this relative of their’s is, but you are now somehow insulting their memory. Yes, and the non-believer is the scumbag . . .

Most of the time, people simply have no idea how to respond to something like this. Well rest easy, because I have an answer. The first possibility is to call them out on their shitty behavior and expose them if you can. But a much more amusing response would be to give them a taste of their own medicine. If they think they can hurl their Passive-Aggressive, Emotional Bullshit at you, then they can certainly take it back, right? Well, of course not! If some moron comes to you using the foregoing argument, fire back with: “Yeah, well your beliefs tell me that I and many people I care about are all going to burn in hell for an eternity. Are you seriously trying to argue that we deserve that?” It’s a scummy answer for a scummy person. And if they do try to respond, they lock themselves into a hole because whatever they use to argue contrary can then be used to defend your original position.

But don’t think this is my admission that I think it’s okay if I do it, or that you should go out and use the statement at your leisure. That last thing you want to become is what you hate. Make sure it’s a response and that it’s clear that this response is in jest. Tone of voice makes a world of a difference.

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