The Devil's Advocate
Because if you don't personally know any <insert group and/or slur of your choice>, then you don't have the right, nor the ability to form an impression or conception, or speak with any confidence about that <insert group and/or slur of your choice>.
Funny how he can be so close yet so far away.
Oh, and by the way, I'm no Democrat; I'm a centrist, so the proper term is "indiefuk". :p
2/21/2008 4:27:57 AM
He has a point. Why do you have to personally know a member of a group in order to have an understanding of what that group or members of that group are like? Study and analysis of the writings of members of that group, the things the group as a whole claims to like/dislike, do/not do etc. should be sufficient to allow one to form an informed opinion about a group without actually meeting or even personally interacting with any members.
For example, I have studied the basic beliefs of Satanism and read more then a few Satanist writers. I can say with certainty that Satanists sound like the kind of people I'd like to hang out with. Is that opinion baseless and void?
2/21/2008 4:40:27 AM
You are quite right. You are redundant.
2/21/2008 4:44:27 AM
My, someone is full of prejudice. How lovely to teach children. Please, go on and say this in public. We need more pariahs.
2/21/2008 4:47:30 AM
I don't know these people, but I'm gonna hate 'em anyway!
2/21/2008 5:10:30 AM
This makes sense. They know absolutely nothing about evolution yet bash the hell out of it all the time. Why should this be any different?
2/21/2008 5:23:09 AM
Why is it you assholes always define yourselves by what you hate?
Hate the muslims, fags, commies, liberals, etc., all you want. Just keep your fucking mouth shut about it, shit-for-brains.
2/21/2008 6:00:13 AM
On the one hand (and I hate to say it) the man has an inkling of a point. I know Nazis are evil, and I've never met them. However,the question "And how many XYZ do you know?" is more intended to establish whether one has any true authority to speak on a subject. For example, if someone asked me why I disliked Nazis, having never met one of them, I would reply that whil I did not personally know any members of the Nazi party, I had taken several years of history classes and read the Diary of Anne Frank and other eyewitness works about the evil the Nazis performed. The gentleman of this statement, on the other hand, seems comfortable in his own unfounded assertations, or the assertations of those who agree with him.
2/21/2008 6:05:15 AM
Because, you stupid fuck, you'd be surprised at how often people you don't know don't follow the stereotypes you hold of them.
2/21/2008 6:27:34 AM
...or we go with the biblical principle and hate the sin, not the sinner.
There might actually be an affable Nazi or two, eventhough their ideology is fucked up.
BuckeyeMike doesn't seem to read his own book though.
2/21/2008 6:37:36 AM
Because you can't speak knowledgeably about any individual person without having met them first. Of course, you could speak on the general subject of whatever category that individual falls into without having met the person; a properly formed opinion of that, however, requires that you learn about all aspects of the subject, not merely the ones your preacher/parents/ass provide for you.
2/21/2008 6:54:08 AM
Fundies often like to lump their enemies into one great nebulous mass and call them "The Great Evil."
2/21/2008 6:55:06 AM
Because every impression, conception and word you conservatards speak is so full of shit.
2/21/2008 7:11:06 AM
Free Conservatives: where logic, reason and intelligence are purely "liberal" notions.
2/21/2008 7:20:56 AM
Because, to form an opinion, an impression, and speak with any confidence on anything, you need facts.
Otherwise, you're just a dumbass.
2/21/2008 7:25:08 AM
Who gave him a Computer?
2/21/2008 7:27:40 AM
Believe it or not, you do know some liberals and fags, possibly some muslims as well, but not likely any communists. They've just never divulged to you that they are of that particular group and have thus evaded your persistence to hate for no real reason. One could speak with confidence on just about any subject without direct interaction with it, however, iit would require legitimate research and a mind capable of processing information independant of pre-existing bias. That is why you have no authority to speak on any of the matters you listed.
2/21/2008 8:09:23 AM
Because you are only entitled to an opinion provided it is an informed one. Sadly, thanks to fuckwits like you, we now live in a world where opinion is favoured over fact and every opinion is to be 'respected' no matter how ill-informed or just plain crazy it is. Thanks for that, dickhead.
2/21/2008 8:24:58 AM
Dread Pirate Crotchbeard
Everyone's entitled to an opinion.
Our collective opinion appears to be that you're a colossal douche.
2/21/2008 8:38:35 AM
God forbid that you should ever anthropomorphise those "dregs", BuckeyeMike.
2/21/2008 9:50:40 AM
Because, bad as judging can be, at least do over a real base. After all, if I critisise some fundies it's because, for me, unfortunately, I've met many. So I can faithfully explain which they have wrong and why I find it wrong.
2/21/2008 10:27:05 AM
Well, basically you have the right to have whatever impression you want to. However, you don't have the right to be right about it and not to bear the consequences of your actions. If you haven't met any muslim in your life, more likely than not, you're going to have the wrong impression.
2/21/2008 10:28:37 AM
Wow, a sackful of bigotry. How unusual.
2/21/2008 12:33:16 PM
He's got a point, I've just formed the impression that BuckeyeMike is a fucktard and I don't 'personally know' him at all!
2/21/2008 12:55:54 PM
Muslims aren't commies or liberals and if they're fags they're private ones or dead or no true muslim.
Redundant doesn't mean what you think it does, it means duplicity in discription, like "Murderous killer" or "Hatefilled Fundy"
2/21/2008 1:03:42 PM