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Essay talk:KKK roots of cancel culture

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So your argument is just "The KKK did boycotts, therefore cancel culture!" You know who else did boycottsWikipedia? This is stupid even by your low, low standards. Plutocow (talk) 05:07, 28 February 2022 (UTC)

Plutocow, please comprehend the definition of a false equivalency and understand why your fallacious strawman constitutes an example of that. My articulated point is that the 1920s-era KKK thinking type, "we will cancel you into economic oblivion if you don't actively support our causes!!" is the very political thought swarming about today in its application by contemporary leftists. Ushit the dipshit (I shit, Ushit...) 05:17, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
Ushit, please comprehend the definition of a false equivalency and understand why your fallacious strawman constitutes an example of that. My articulated point is that the 1920s-era KKK thinking type, "we will cancel you into economic oblivion if you don't actively support our causes!!" was the very political thought swarming about in the 1950s in its application by civil rights activists. Plutocow (talk) 05:21, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
As the proverb goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... my previous expansive knowledge did not include an understanding of the extent you so greatly admire my argumentative and writing style, Plutocow. Ushit the dipshit (I shit, Ushit...) 05:47, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
Apparently "irony" isn't a word in your dictionary. Also, boycotts were first popularized in Ireland and they were originally done to protest high rents and forced evictions, well before the rise of the second Klan, so trying to say that leftist uses of boycotts originate from the KKK is beyond dishonest. Secondly, you don't even connect how boycotts relate to "cancel culture", which isn't even a well defined concept in the first place. In the past, there was McCarthyism ruining people's lives for an alleged connection to communism and the FBI spreading smears about civil rights activists, how is that not cancel culture but deciding you don't want to buy someone's product is? Plus you do realize conservatives promote boycotts all the time, like the ones against Nike, Keurig, and Coca-Cola because they disagreed with them, would that not be "cancel culture" under your definition? Your essay is a partisan hack piece that makes "Hitler ate sugar"-level arguments to attempt a smear on people you disagree with that completely fails because of how nonsensical it is. Seriously, I don't think even PragerU would release something this incompetent. Plutocow (talk) 06:03, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
Perfect. Good post! Buck (talk) 05:49, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
His lack of a response is quite telling Iphider (talk) 22:56, 7 March 2022 (UTC)