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Re: Enjoy.
« Reply #480 on: August 11, 2022, 05:42:41 PM »
An amusing book, https://www.amazon.com/Assholes-Theory-Aaron-James/dp/0804171351 on the subject of assholery.  I still prefer the succinct definition, "A person who demands that all social interaction happen on their terms."  (from a fellow named Ta-Nehisi Coates)

ETA: removed the ad hominem stuff.  Don't want to go down that road.
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Re: Enjoy.
« Reply #481 on: August 11, 2022, 07:01:52 PM »
An amusing book, https://www.amazon.com/Assholes-Theory-Aaron-James/dp/0804171351 on the subject of assholery.  I still prefer the succinct definition, "A person who demands that all social interaction happen on their terms."  (from a fellow named Ta-Nehisi Coates)


I've never done that--in fact I mostly ignore the social interaction around here

Ta-Nehisi Coates has also written about how lying about people is bad and that there's nothing wrong with authors saying you shouldn't do it.

He's a nice guy--he wrote about reparations, did the Black Panther comics for a while and grew up near me. He played DnD too.
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« Reply #482 on: August 11, 2022, 07:48:59 PM »
One of the nice things about the legal process is that through discovery (see: My Cousin Vinnie if you don't know what that is) and other investigations you get to see what liars actually say to each other about lying--iike you get to read their emails and text messages to each other about lying and all that. It's always the same story every time in every suit:

People lie because it's the most effective way for most people to do material harm on social media to a target. That's also why they do things that are like lying (make misleading statements, make claims that make someone look bad without checking first, etc).

However "I'm going to defend lying" or "I am indifferent to if my friend lies because we're friends" aren't comfortable rhetorical positions for the liar.

So they pointedly ignore the issue--factuality, which is so often frustratingly objective and measurable--in favor of something vaguer that is opinion-based and pretend the thing is about that, rewriting the issue on those terms.

If you call someone out for lying about something important you might be called an asshole, but if you are the liar you are definitely an asshole. But the real issue is: you lied.

So just as someone saying something antisemitic and getting caught might say "You're unamerican!" because it's easier to be vague about what's "American" people who are caught lying say "You're an asshole" because it's way easier to endlessly be vague about who is and isn't an asshole.

The issue is lying and all the things like lying. That's the important thing iand the one that's had the most impact on all the things people don't like int he RPG community and everything else is trying to substitute in some other word to avoid talking about the important thing (lying).
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Re: Enjoy.
« Reply #483 on: August 11, 2022, 08:36:59 PM »
Everyone Who Doesn't Like Me Is A Liar
(A Child's Guide To Online Interaction)

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« Reply #484 on: August 11, 2022, 08:45:51 PM »
Everyone Who Doesn't Like Me Is A Liar
(A Child's Guide To Online Interaction)

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No just the ones who are lying.

You're doing the thing I described right now.

You got caught lying here: https://www.therpgsite.com/the-rpgpundit-s-own-forum/enjoy/255/ now you're trying to change the subject so it isn't about you lying.

But you lied. (Since I didn't manipulate, bully or troll anyone.)

You got caught lying.

You got asked for proof to make sure.

You didn't have it.

Because you're lying.

And now you are extremely motivated to change the subject away from how you lied about a thing.

Because defending lying is not easy for you.

But you lied.
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