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Posted: 1/7/2012 4:21:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 4:22:23 AM EDT by fortyfive4life]
It seems as if thousands maybe more posts a week where posters refer to those Idiot (insert what you like).

It seems almost impossible for some people to write a sentence especially in reply to another members opinion, religious stance, or political stance without including an insult.

Now I'm a fan when it comes to insults when needed. However, it leads me to believe that people don't actually try to think about these rather important positions (religious, political etc etc) and would rather insult someone. (which in turn explains a lot about our current economic, political condition)

I realize there are probably a vast array of IQ's represented on here, but seriously, is it just because you lack the intelligence to respond with civility and a well thought out response? Or is it laziness that "everyone" who doesn't like (insert what you like) is a crazy cunt?

Or maybe it makes you feel better about yourself to say things to people on the internet in which you are too weak or in some other way uninhibited by social convention to say face to face.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:25:33 AM EDT
You're an idiot and this was the dumbest thing I've ever read.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:25:43 AM EDT
Damn idiot
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:40:17 AM EDT
Just ignore the replies that call the OP and idiot without reason or cause. There are a lot of people here who have well thought out replies. Read those.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:40:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 4:41:58 AM EDT by fatalerror113]
Its because many people lack the capacity to actually understand more than one point of view.

Often, these people are incapable of a having an intelligent discussion on a topic because of their inability to think like the opposing side (or at least understand how they think).

I'm talking about everyday life, not just GD.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:40:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:42:21 AM EDT
This is ARFcom!!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:44:03 AM EDT
It's sort of a corollary to the rule about how we perceive other drivers on the highway. (Anyone driving slower than you is a moron, anyone driving faster is a maniac).

Anyone holding a slight;y different opinion from you is a moron, anyone holding a very different opinion from you is flat-out evil.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:45:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
It's sort of a corollary to the rule about how we perceive other drivers on the highway. (Anyone driving slower than you is a moron, anyone driving faster is a maniac).

Anyone holding a slight;y different opinion from you is a moron, anyone holding a very different opinion from you is flat-out evil.

I disagree.

I don't think people who are politically opposite than me are evil or stupid. They are just wrong.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:46:22 AM EDT
what an idiotic question

geesh
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:00:06 AM EDT
People tend to construct a scale of intellect and they place themselves at or near the top. Their self worth is tied up in their position on the ladder.

When they think they know something that someone doesn't, it reinforces their delusion that most other people are stupid and they jump all over that shit.

Example: "Haha! You fuckin' idiot, you thought Article IV of the Constitution established a Judicial Branch!! Moron, I can't believe you actually walk erect."

When someone disagrees with them and seems to have a superior depth of knowledge on a particular subject, it threatens to burst their delusional bubble. So they either attack the person or find some way to justify the situation that does not knock them down from their rung on the ladder.

Example: "Whatever KeithJ, I have a bachelors degree in communications and a masters degree in underwater fapping, so I don't care what you say about global warming. And if you're soooo smart, why aren't you like a meteorologist or something?"

When or if they ever grow up they will realize that people are a mish-mash of knowledge and experience on different things. Your place on the smartness scale is not only irrelevant, but dangerous to your self-worth. No matter who you are, there is someone who knows a hell of a lot more than you do about any given subject.

If you tie your self-worth to your relative "smartness", you're in for a lifetime of disappointment.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:01:26 AM EDT
Because I'm smarter than that guy
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:07:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 5:08:07 AM EDT by TrijiCog]
It's the internet,and I don't see this changing anytime soon.

If you are looking for serious discussion,ArfCom is not your answer.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:08:44 AM EDT
Not every opinion, just the stupid ones.

I prefer the 9 MM over .45 = different opinion
I think BHO is the best president evar = Idiot
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:09:30 AM EDT
Because that's just the way it is.

Sorry.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:10:04 AM EDT
Because having seen the same data, evidence etc, they came to the wrong conclusion.
What else could cause that besides being an idiot?
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:12:57 AM EDT
It is not enough that i win the contest, but my opponent must lose horribly. It must be public, it must be humiliating, it must destroy my enemy utterly.

The surest way to see this to fruition is to call him a dork over the internet.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:19:48 AM EDT
I had a very long, articulate post typed out, explaining that since homo sapiens first began to find safety in homogonous tribal groups, we have realized that different puts the entire group at risk, and how we are genetically predisposed to shun the 'off the norm' member of the group.






Then I realized you weren't smart enough to understand it.


Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:27:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cjk:
Because having seen the same data, evidence etc, they came to the wrong conclusion.
What else could cause that besides being an idiot?

The problem is that they do not have the same background as you, they do not think in the same way as you, and they do not approach the issue in the same way.

For example, many people approach issues emotionally rather than logically. That often means their conclusions about the issue differ, though they are not necessarily "wrong."

Also, assuming they have the same information as you and came to the wrong conclusion is folly. A great many times people form opinions based on little if any hard facts, and their opinions (even ones held with conviction) can be changed if they would truly make an effort to find objective information, rather than cherry picking things that seem to support their preconceived ideas.


One big topic of disagreement for me on arfcom is religion. I was raised to question everything, you could say my world view is based on skeptical investigation. After reviewing all the facts, it is abundantly clear to me that the only logical conclusion for me to arrive at is agnostic atheism. That doesn't mean I think theists are idiots, just that they don't place the same weights on evidence, logic, emotion, "faith" than I do or that they have not considered all the logical alternatives to the issue.






Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:28:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
Its because many people lack the capacity to actually understand more than one point of view.

Often, these people are incapable of a having an intelligent discussion on a topic because of their inability to think like the opposing side (or at least understand how they think).

I'm talking about everyday life, not just GD.

If they could THINK, they would all agree with me!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:29:00 AM EDT
Because they are.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:31:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:33:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
It's sort of a corollary to the rule about how we perceive other drivers on the highway. (Anyone driving slower than you is a moron, anyone driving faster is a maniac).
.......


So what do you call the driver with a O2012 sticker on the vechicle?

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:34:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Let it go, you care too much about something you'll never change and doesn't matter in the long run anyway.


What if new information comes to light that makes your previous position unreasonable?
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:36:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
It's sort of a corollary to the rule about how we perceive other drivers on the highway. (Anyone driving slower than you is a moron, anyone driving faster is a maniac).


I see the slow drivers that won't get out of the left lane as self-righteous, pompous, inconsiderate assholes and I see the ones going faster as crazier than I am and I make damn sure I am outta their way.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:37:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
It's sort of a corollary to the rule about how we perceive other drivers on the highway. (Anyone driving slower than you is a moron, anyone driving faster is a maniac).


I see the slow drivers that won't get out of the left lane as self-righteous, pompous, inconsiderate assholes and I see the ones going faster as crazier than I am and I make damn sure I am outta their way.

I see the slow drivers that won't get out of the left lane as timid individuals.

I see the fast drivers as people who are richer than me and can afford a ticket.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:47:57 AM EDT
You are absolutely correct, OP. I don't want to have an intelligent conversation with an idiot. I want to insult them because that is all they are worth. I'm glad someone understands this.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:56:13 AM EDT
"Your shit's all fucked up and you talk like a fag!"
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:02:02 AM EDT
Because hobbsar has his faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.


But if you want to be an idiot, don't let me stop you.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:29:51 AM EDT
Because I am the smartest man alive.In my mind.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:34:41 AM EDT
The measure of a man's intelligence is how much he agrees with you.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:37:50 AM EDT
You know how dumb the average person is. Half of them are even dumber than that.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:39:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:

Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
It's sort of a corollary to the rule about how we perceive other drivers on the highway. (Anyone driving slower than you is a moron, anyone driving faster is a maniac).

Anyone holding a slight;y different opinion from you is a moron, anyone holding a very different opinion from you is flat-out evil.

I disagree.

I don't think people who are politically opposite than me are evil or stupid. They are just wrong.


No, if they support Ron Paul they are evil and stupid... And they hate America and freedom!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:47:50 AM EDT
People who don't agree with me are wrong. Otherwise, I would be thinking like them.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:06:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 8:13:34 AM EDT by beararms]
Originally Posted By webtaz99:
"Your shit's all fucked up and you talk like a fag!"


Bingo!

It's not about different opinions, it's about truth, reality, logic based reasoning. If my opinion is leaked US national security isn't harmful and should be encouraged, I would be wrong. If my opinion is going to the gold standard and laying off 2 million DOD and fed employees will be good for national security, the domestic and international economy/stability, I would be wrong. If I was holding hands with but didn't notice my movement was hijacked by hard core pro mudslinger opinion shaper doubt/deafist agitator leftwing activists hiding behind my name and party with an ulterior intent to keep the dirty mudslinger perception off the DNC and President Obama, I would be ignorant. Operation Chaos on DNC steroids. Yay!



wrong+wrong+ignorant="Your shit's all fucked up and you talk like a fag!" lmao!

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:32:43 AM EDT
I think they were born that way
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:48:05 AM EDT
government schooling
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:53:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By beararms:
Originally Posted By webtaz99:
"Your shit's all fucked up and you talk like a fag!"


Bingo!

It's not about different opinions, it's about truth, reality, logic based reasoning. If my opinion is leaked US national security isn't harmful and should be encouraged, I would be wrong. If my opinion is going to the gold standard and laying off 2 million DOD and fed employees will be good for national security, the domestic and international economy/stability, I would be wrong. If I was holding hands with but didn't notice my movement was hijacked by hard core pro mudslinging leftwing activists hiding behind my name and party with an ulterior intent to keep the dirty mudslinger perception off the DNC and President Obama, I would be ignorant. Operation Chaos on DNC steroids. Yay!



wrong+wrong+ignorant="Your shit's all fucked up and you talk like a fag!" lmao!



your presence was requested here:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_130/1273855_beararms___I_m_tired_of_your_schtick.html
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:56:28 AM EDT
See sig line below.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:58:17 AM EDT
All Ron Paul supporters are idiots

You are a Ron Paul supporter

Win!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:58:43 AM EDT
Many people are highly opinionated and have no tolerance for anyone who doesn't agree with them. I've noticed that these same people also often tend to categorize people based on other arbitrary criteria that may or not make any sense. Politics and religion seem to be particularly polarizing subjects. While difficult sometimes, I try to ignore them. They're not just here, they're everywhere... maybe they're just more vocal here.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:03:48 AM EDT
Common error seen here:

ID 10 T
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:05:16 AM EDT
Profanity is a linguistic crutch for inarticulate motherfuckers.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:06:16 AM EDT
The people who say that are idiots.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:38:17 AM EDT


The personal insults are a way of flagging the demtard trolls here on ARFcom.

Offer an opinion that goes against the Progressivist grain ............ the first responses are usually "You're an idiot/retarded/etc."

Hit "report" and be done with them.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:40:16 AM EDT
Tons of people have legitimate differences of opinion. Unfortunately, plenty of people think we can sustain a 1t/year deficit forever too, which is not a legitimate difference of opinion, it's stupid.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:42:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
Its because many people lack the capacity to actually understand more than one point of view.

Often, these people are incapable of a having an intelligent discussion on a topic because of their inability to think like the opposing side (or at least understand how they think).


this is probably it. same with the 'everything is a conspiracy' crowd.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:48:12 AM EDT
They choose to be idiots. I can't help that.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:51:11 AM EDT
I like to base my opinions on interpretations of facts. Therefore, my opinions are facts. Only idiots dont agree with facts.


Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:53:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 8:54:22 AM EDT by fatalerror113]

Originally Posted By m193:
They choose to be idiots. I can't help that.

Do you honestly believe that every single opinion you have about every topic is 100% correct?

That there are no topics where you have missed the mark due to a limited understanding, willful ignorance, or emotion trumping logic?

If so.

I strive to base everything I believe on facts and reason but every once in a while this forces me to evaluate a previously held position. Its called becoming wiser with age.

I find often saying "they are idiots" is a defense mechanism protecting the person who says it from using their brain.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 3:24:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Let it go, you care too much about something you'll never change and doesn't matter in the long run anyway.


Well put
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