Good morning whatever this is lizards,
I should clarify that the intent of my post #14 is not to rebuff others for pointing out his hypocrisy, that his posting style amounts to not so subtle trolling, or that this meeting pales in comparison to the number of similar events on the right. I recognize all those things and I agree.
It is just that what Sergey and Thanos said made me reflect on my posting style lately. It’s just not who I am. I recognize that I have been making some ad hominem attacks, including Tu Quoque, some appeals to popularity, appeals to ridicule, cussing as an emotional appeal, etc for the sake of argument expediency. Just because I suspect my opposition won’t be able to recognize a fallacy or call me out on it shouldn’t cause me to violate my own principles.
That doesn’t mean I won’t be countering Buck when he tries to deflect for the right. Just that I will criticize that argument on its own deficiencies, of which I am sure there will be plenty.