Appeal to Authority is not an argument

Let’s go through a handful. I’ve had a spike in traffic this past week from people too spergy to know sarcasm when they see it. I don’t mind accommodating humourless prigs but then they try to order me around like I should seek their approval and that’s… that’s a thing, apparently? Mrs Grundy supported Hillary, they’re just projecting onto us as the Cause of their Problems (but what of the Final Solution)? I’ve seen them in the past week blame black people, white people, men, women, gay people, straight people, illegal people, dead people, Obama, old people, young people and Third Party voters, for their failure. It isn’t about any of us, and the divisive tactic is hardly surprising, it’s totally about them and it isn’t cricket. Trying to order your fellow voter around is what deservedly keeps losing you elections and referenda. The people saying we’re equal shouldn’t be patronizing or hiding certain material we supposedly aren’t smart enough to read and question. The real world isn’t a safe space. The opposite of democracy is tyranny, where you must vote for Saintly Candidate or Satan wins and Armageddon happens (concern trolling).

  • You aren’t 100% totally serious all the time, therefore, I can ignore you!


  • It’s art if I say it is, and if you don’t like that comedian you have no right to judge.

Let’s break out the rape jokes. Or maybe some of Eddie Murphy’s 80s materials on homosexuals.

  • You aren’t legitimate.

That’s the point. That is quite literally the entire point. Either I’m right or wrong. Nothing to do with approval or consensus. I’m not being paid. I don’t run adverts biasing me. That is quite literally the point and I’m impressed to see people who try and turn those into a bad thing. Calm down, everyone knows most blogs are crap. If I’m totally wrong, why does it trigger you? Only the truth smarts. Ah, but you see the hit count, don’t you?
It bothers you I don’t need to show my tits like that tramp Laci Green to get people to listen to me.
Listening to a woman? Based on her…. her, opinions?? No sexual appeal whatsoever?!

Aaaaah feel that, savour that? It's being right

Shocking, I know.

  • I can discredit you personally based on Opinion A. No person worth listening to would hold Opinion A.

No True Scotsman would reject free beer.
What genetics?

  • Obviously socialization factors are important.

Not as important as genetic ones. The harder science wins.
Also see the reproducibility crisis for how the sociologist’s fallacy works out.

  • Your opinions are mean.

Have you looked at the reasons? Nobody likes being mean.
I’ve even tried sympathizing with parts of Marx, but nobody Leftist complains about that….

In a democracy, most people will think you’re wrong. Deal with it.

  • You used a word I didn’t like (ex: usually cuck).

That’s the purpose of an insult, well done, dear.
We wouldn’t use it, if it didn’t work.
If you feel it applies to you, perhaps examine why?

  • Why don’t you show your face?

Monstering mobs, the scummy people who come after entire families and other large groups. From the people who want me to show my face. Also I’m not vain and text is easier to search.

  • I can’t tell if you’re joking.

It’s an intelligence test. You fail.
You aren’t tall enough for this ride.

  • Why did you do this? All this.

Don’t you support a woman’s right to independent thought if she isn’t left-wing?

  • You’re a terrible person.

You come to my house…

  • How dare you question Government/company/charity/campaign!

Who’s the conservative now? Look at you far-left liberals defending The Man. Warms the iron of Horseshoe Theory, dunnit?
Never question your betters, is it? Know your place? Is it, perchance, the kitchen?

  • You shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion (if it’s different from mine).

This is the internet. You people adopted it, mine made it worth inhabiting. I thought everybody was entitled to an opinion?

  • You’re (dehumanizing insults).

I thought we were equal, comrade?
Dehumanizing makes you like Hitler. [that was sarcasm]

  • This is wasting my time.

You act like I care. Your time, your business. However, if you were half as open-minded as you like to signal, you would read around from time to time, as I clearly do. You all have exactly the same brainless objections, thinking you’re so clever. It’s like the redditfags who parrot clever-sounding words and phrases “correlation is not causation”. You have plenty of websites of your own. This isn’t your safe space. You don’t own everything.

  • Why can’t we talk?

You mean, why can’t you manipulate me with feeling?
You can open up a Youtube channel for all I care. Talk to them. As it is, I’ve progressed through those simplistic arguments years ago and it takes up too much time to explain to ingrates who come here in droves every so often. I don’t owe you a reply or recognition. This is not a milquetoast cocktail party.

For the serious audience that tries to think independent thoughts:-

Why do so many young people now think Appeal to Authority is an argument?

Are they still brainwashed into obedience from school? It’s like crimestop. There’s no such thing as a dangerous and unacceptable idea. If others want to self-limit, sure, that makes it easy for the rest of us. Less clog in the drain.

The internet is a swirl of ideas. You don’t get to pick who gets to post. It’s democratic.
I mention things because they seem interesting, not necessarily true, I don’t presume. They are intended to challenge you. If you cannot reject it, there must be some truth to it, however unpleasant.

For people bitching about the ‘truth’, because I use that word in the header tongue-in-cheek, as if parts of it aren’t subjective in places (the personal is political places), they sure don’t sound like the moral relativists… Your truth is not my truth. Our experiences differ and the evidence says at least one of us must be wrong. Common sense, surely?

You don’t expect me to do time-travel telepathy do you?
Let’s write all the opinions I don’t have for some reason, held by a person who’ll read this in the future and doesn’t really care about objective truth. OK.

They want to feel secure that their opinion is politically correct, the latest evidence be damned, and to feel safe, ignorant (nothing ‘mean’ in their pure little heads, they don’t feel the full spectrum of human emotion like the proles) and comfortable in those opinions, unthreatened by people who don’t even take selfies and post hashtags to Twitter. Oh, the horror!

It’s the adult equivalent of ‘I saw one thing I didn’t like (inevitable with honesty) so lalala I’m not listening to all the rest.’

Edging closer to the truth is better surely? Right??

There are no excuses to ignore valid evidence. I’ve ceded plenty of times my opponents had a point. Derailing and straw-manning to totally different points isn’t fooling anyone. The truth is not simple or easy and never nice and PC. PC is a facade of lies to deliberately hide the truth e.g. beauty is on the inside, reject computer models. We oppose the intellectual dishonesty, as did your fellow pinko George Carlin. Classic liberals are thinking this has all been taken too far in the name of coddling adults who expect respect without comporting themselves above the level of a temper tantrum. The people in this part of the internet know all about logical fallacies and SJW tactics. Name the beast and it can’t bite you, we’re immune. In fact, we should thank you, because if you didn’t set so many people against you with your repellent personalities and rude discussion disruptions, over many years, we would never be replacing traditional media. Infiltration doesn’t work either, since our debates tend toward cerebral theories you either get or you don’t. None of this is our fault, we leave you to various fruitless campaigns and it’s impressing nobody to start on people who for the most part mind their own business in their own parts of the internet.

One rung up is the fascist temptation to censor. Liberal until tyrannical. Hey, I want all those people I disagree with to have free speech. It’s free comedy. I link to them. I say, there, look, go and see for yourself I’m not making this up. They really are that dumb.

You can’t discredit someone who doesn’t value your opinion. We just laugh at you. It’s like a schoolgirl starting a rumour, it changes nothing and you’ve proven you don’t have a substantive reply. Is that the best you can do? Is that your level?
You can’t de-legitimize someone who seeks a totally different metric of legitimacy (nothing to do with traditional authority or MSM/Baby Boomer approval, more like a Wild West anarchy approach to the truth). Sometimes it’s rude, to shock people into waking up and smelling the shit around them. The new rebels are right-wing, get over it. It’s been fifty years of Red, you’ve had your time. The pendulum is swinging back, various elections are proving it. Either stick around and learn something or go back to your bubble and keep wondering why your polls are out of touch. I won’t start on the economic models and QE out of clemency.

  • Why can’t we open a dialogue?

You don’t want open debate. If you were ever capable of following the rules. You platform ban people in public for trying to dissent. You try to get them arrested for peaceful protest.
That isn’t liberal.
You want to preach, except there’s no basis for this. There is no legitimacy. If we’re all equal, you have no more value than I do. Including moral authority.
It’s like an atheist in the pulpit. You’re what’s been dubbed many things: the New Church Ladies, cultural regressives, rabbits, degenerates (happy to sin, like Satanists), all sanctimonious and Shame-on-You-ing. This is why you get nowhere and nobody listens to you. We’re all adults here. You have no right and to put it in your lingo, you speak from a position of privilege. Or at least liberal privilege. You demanded identity politics and now you have it. You can’t complain you got what you wanted, now it’s all people see because you told us to.
Think of the rich celebrities in gated communities telling all the poor people they’re bad and need to reject the segregation of gated communities. People are not stupid. They’re angry and totally validated.

The Left is dead. Its globalist spin, the rampant supranationalism post-war, is a cultural artefact of the 20th century Empire-building, the ‘Unions’. Accurately, wing politics is dead too.
It’s now about issues and identity. National and genetic competition (what you dub inequality).
Get over yourself.

This blog and those like it are not for you. They are not for pinko approval, Princess.

Finally, the best slight because it exposes you for who you truly are.

  • You’re crazy.

You’re gaslighting me. Typical mansplaining. It’s never the women who try that means of dismissal and self-doubt.

Someone who doesn’t hate themselves irrationally for being born, or being white, or whatever else, it must be triggering to you.

In your language of child memes.

“Why aren’t they listening to us? We called them crazy Nazis, didn’t we?”

If you don’t see the problem in insulting people you need to persuade, you’re retarded.


Real retards are actually very nice people with far more common sense.

3 responses to “Appeal to Authority is not an argument

  1. I have Asperger’s and I actually feel much the same way you do much of the time. I don’t think it’s necessarily an Asperger’s/autism spectrum thing, though. At least, not exclusively. I think it’s just an over-sensitive whiny-regressive-leftist SJW mentality that misinterprets the concept of “freedom of speech” to mean “freedom from speech”. Ugh! And it’s true that there’s no shortage of them on the autism spectrum, either (especially on f**king Twitter), although we AS peeps don’t hold the monopoly on the SJW crap.

    I’m so tired of constantly feeling pressure to censor myself instead of just coming out and calling a spade a spade. It’s true that we Aspies often don’t understand some of the hidden nuances in speech, but then to be fair, the nonverbal communication isn’t available through the written word, and misunderstandings about no matter what someone’s brain is doing. 🙂

    Personally, my approach is to proceed with caution and try to remain flexible until I can gather more info. Is the person being mean? Joking around? Being snarky? Good-natured or not? What’s going on? When I can answer those questions, I can respond accordingly.

    Until then, I don’t give much of an outward response. The tone-policing and “ableism” “movements” by the SJWs are getting *totally* freaking out of hand. Thank you for a refreshing post. Do I agree with *every* word on this blog? No, but then, A) this is your blog and not anyone else’s, B) you have the right to your opinion, which I respect and often find myself cheering at, and C) I’m not going to zero in on 1 word and start “calling you out” (whatever the hell that means or tries to accomplish) or trolling or flaming you, especially when I DO agree with the rest (99.9%). I, for one, can definitely see the forest for the trees. 🙂 Cheers 🙂

    • I personally think most people with Asperger’s don’t actually have it.

      They instead have what I have termed SPAMS, “Stupid People Annoy Me Syndrome”.

      I’m being half serious here…

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