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Re^3: My favorite hoax was:

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 03, 2011 at 07:21 UTC ( #897158=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: My favorite hoax was:
in thread My favorite hoax was:

Hoaxes are only insulting if a) you are taken in by them and b) if you are vain enough to think they are explicitly aimed at injuring you personally.

How arrogantly fascist

They help us to question what we are told, not to take things at face value. If you still think that is a waste of time, well, life's a waste of time.

Sure, and the holocaust was really helpful to the jews.

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Re^4: My favorite hoax was:
by ysth (Canon) on Apr 03, 2011 at 22:57 UTC
    How arrogantly fascist
    I'm looking and looking for the authoritarian, hierarchical government in what you are responding to, but just not seeing it, arrogant or otherwise.
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      fascist, unusually opressive

      arrogantly, with undue pride or self-importance

      deciding for others why hoaxes are insulting, or why life is worth living, arrogantly fascist, like the holocaust

        So, what you're saying is that you're invoking Godwin's Law? Well, that didn't take long...

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