I'll stop pointing it out when people stop doing it.
I operate, and until relatively recently the forum on all sides operated, upon the presumed supremacy of facts and logic.
There was one member that notably disagreed with facts, but that was rather negligible.
Now every topic I go into are people spewing postmodern horseshit out of their mouths with nothing to back it up except their vaulted personal experiences interpreted through their feelings.
Frollein, you're an intelligent person. What do you suppose the merits of this argument is supposed to be:
SolarCross wrote:To us you are all one big tribe, that is notable for being grossly overweight, driving a huge SUV with gun rack, not know anything about history and says ye haw a lot, that is even though as Brit I am exposed to a great deal of US cultural products.
Horrifying grammar aside, the entire premise rests on what he feels
There is no objective fact here, just that he is a British person that has been around US cultural products, so his feelings are now to be taken as objective reality.
This kind of postmodernist nonsense was something the left was once (reasonably) laughed about. It went from a useful comparison (The British interpretation of facts claim that the Raj was X; but the colonial perspective of the Indians was Y -- How do we reconcile these two experiences?); to a useless word salad (my experience as an X,Y,Z means that you cannot understand A,B,C because you can't possibly understand, 1,2,3).
Thankfully, that was mostly left behind.
And then resurrected from the dustbin by rightwingers that label anything they like as fake.
I do know that in Germany this isn't as severe, but there are Americans (and Brits) that will claim that climate data isn't real becauase they don't feel like it is, and their opinion as amateurs should have the same weight as experts.
That's a notable example, but it seeps into this. SolarCross watched an American TV show, so his diagnosis of a place he's never been feels accurate.
It's not unlike when JJJ cited Robocop as proof that Chicago had a crime problem. Which is not only a shit citation in of itself, but RoboCop takes place in Detroit. But it felt authentic to him, so why should facts and figures actually matter?
This is the same garbage. And I'll keep pointing it out as long as people keep doing it.
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