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[–] GunsSaveLives [S] 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

The only thing that I don't like about this answer is that I doubt that most liberals have that level of self-awareness.

[–] Jadsticles 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I think it's a subtle way of legitimising whatever 'so called issue' merely by drawing attention to it. Also, by them saying, "there needs to be a discussion on X," they are offloading the responsibility of having to give a coherant answer to the problem. Anyone who does that, secretly knows they are a shill. A rapid fire response of, "well what do you propose?" Is a necessary course of action. Then, proceed to destroy their inevitably shitty examples or ideas. Peace.

[–] d33t 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Another angle they're playing is they're trying to feign open-mindedness so their target audience doesn't immediately shut down while being lectured on why they should give up their rights or change their behavior at the behest of some professionally-offended Twitter poof.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

and we have a winner!

[–] GunsSaveLives [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I like this answer the best.

[–] logos_ethos 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Sometimes this level of honesty is subconscious & unintentional. I expect that many are just followers, and only a few are leading them with subversive techniques like Critical Theory. The leaders do not intend to have an honest conversion, and the followers pick up on the fact that only 1 side will be doing the talking, because only 1 side is correct, in their minds. In fact, only 1 side speaking is the whole idea of the Progressive Stack: The oppressed get to talk, and the oppressors must remain silent.