Red Herring Argument: The KKK Agrees With You

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Posted: Jul 19, 2021 12:01 AM

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A common tactic of the left is to highlight the worst extremists and compare them to regular conservatives. Murderers, rapists, violent racists; no one is too heinous to dredge up the comparisons. The left is getting sneakier about it too. The MSM stopped using the word terrorist recently, now referring to them as “extremists,” for two reasons. The first is in order to make terrorists look less evil, since they want to make the right’s opposition to terrorism look like racism, and the second reason is in order to lump the right in more easily with terrorists by also referring to people on the right as extremists. It’s a pretty ambitious plan, labeling people who denounce someone else with the same moniker, but so far no one seems to notice or call them out.  

It’s a clever tactic to lump regular conservatives in with the worst people in society, because studies show this kind of association works to convince some people.

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