Alkaren Hyralt, on 07 May 2011 - 10:43 PM, said:
That sure is some circular logic.
So racist and other derogatory terms, such as those directed towards homosexuals are appropriate so long as they are acting like those terms/stereotypes?
That's like saying it's okay to call an autistic person retarded because they're behaving like one. How do you know these so called "neckbeards" do not have some sort of disorder that causes them to be socially awkward? It's not like our fandom doesn't have socially awkward people in it to start with, whether they have a disorder or not.
I'm not trying to start an argument, or a fight. I don't even think you and I are disagreeing really.
I was simply pointing out the irony and hypocrisy of complaining about rude people, and turning around and insulting people you don't even know. I'm not sure if our definition of "rude" is different or not, but I think insulting someone by using a derogatory term is a rude thing to do whether you feel they "deserve" it or not. You can justify insulting people however you want.
And that's all I really have to say on the subject.
While I agree that circular logic is a huge logical fallacy, so is a weak analogy. In the terms of races, autistics and homosexuals, being so is not a choice; they were born that way and will never change. Also, no treated disorder causes people to go out with the sole purpose of insulting another. However, the term "neckbeard" or "weaboo" is not a politically incorrect slur; it is a term regarding someone's behavior. Like "jerk", or "a-hole."
It seems as though you are making mountains out of molehills by bringing up these slurs, because the examples you brought up have really nothing to do with the word I used. Trust me, if I used a discriminatory slur like you brought up, I would be very much in the wrong. However I did not, and never will, and until I do, your argument does not quite fit with your original intention. If the only way to prove someone wrong is by imposing a "what-if" scenario, it's hard to really use that as an argument if the person never actually brought that "what-if" into reality. Like I said. I used the term "neckbeard", which is ( as of today at least) EONS different than calling someone retarded or making fun of a homosexual.
And trust me, I know you're not starting a fight, but really, there is no harm in arguing as long as you remember not to lose respect for the person through the process (AKA I would never think of you any less for bringing this up). Arguing makes the world go round, really. I think I've made a few good points, but you made a good point as well for each of mine. I doubt there is even a clear winner in this, but it sure gives people something to think about.
This post has been edited by Krystal: 08 May 2011 - 11:44 AM
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