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A stupid person on the web has disagreed with you! by BWS A stupid person on the web has disagreed with you! by BWS
From a series of memes I published at my blog: www.webomator.com/2017/01/17/t…

    We all delight in seeing foolish statements by foolish people when those people hold the opposite side in an argument. So we repost and retweet and spread this evidence that our opponents are idiots.

    But idiots are everywhere. They’re available in any flavor. For every stupid person who disagrees with you, there will be at least one stupid person who thinks you’re right.

    So pointing out the stupidity of these people is pretty meaningless, isn’t it? It’s just one of those things that makes the folks inside your echo chamber feel superior.

    Yeah, that’s an attractive thought. You feel good because someone else is stupid.

    It’s also pretty easy to mock the stupidity of others. It’s far more difficult to address the arguments of people who are smart.

    If you’re convinced that only stupid people disagree with you, there’s a pretty good chance that you are not one of the smart ones.

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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Too true
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bra1n1ac Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
There are intelligent, accomplished people who hold every variety of view.  Still, a poor or incomplete argument may still convince others, if they're unaware of where the error in that argument lies.  For the sake of those who are less-experienced in logic and reason, it may still fall to those with greater understanding of the issues to help point out the weakness of the argument, as presented, so that a weak argument can be seen for what it is.

None of this, however, should be used or taken as an attack against any person; stupid or otherwise.  To attack a person instead of their position would be the classic informal fallacy of the argument ad hominem, and therefore invalid anyway.

But I'm pretty sure the number of people in the world who agree with any of my views is significantly less than half.
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BWS Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The meme is targeted at people who think that when one idiotic person contradicts them, they've "won".
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional
wisdom 
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