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Old 26th May 2019, 09:16
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beardy
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: UK
Age: 64
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. Always have a look on what the motives and benefits are.
That is an often used tactic in discussions. It is a precursor to 'ad hominem' and is most frequently used when there is a breakdown of logic. Normally and perhaps not in this case it signifies ratcheting up of rhetoric to mask a loss of reason. Facts are usually more useful but are less persuasive than encouraging tribalism.
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