Many who respond to something disagree with it. That’s to be expected. Agreeing tends to motivate people less than disagreeing. And when you agree there’s less to say. You could expand on something the author said, but he has probably already explored the most interesting implications. When you disagree you’re entering territory he may not have explored.
The result is there’s a lot more disagreeing going on, especially measured by the word. That doesn’t mean people are getting angrier. The structural change in the way we communicate is enough to account for it. But though it’s not anger that’s driving the increase in disagreement, there’s a danger that the increase in disagreement will make people angrier. Particularly online, where it’s easy to say things you’d never say face to face.
If we’re all going to be disagreeing more, we should be careful to do it well."
#Hitler was vegetarian #and other fallacious arguments
Except that he almost definitely wasn’t. And Einstein was. And Newton was. And Da Vinci was.
And if he had been, so what? Hitler wore socks. Are we to say that all people who wear socks are Hitler? He had a dog. Are all dog owners Hitler? He liked to paint. Are all painters Hitler?
Meanwhile, Pol Pot ate meat. Genghis Khan ate meat. Stalin ate meat. I’m assuming you’re willing to draw comparisons between yourself and these people, yes?
Try harder, buddy.
I may be taking this entire conversation out of context, but plant-strong’s response to this anon’s simple statement seem in-congruent. I mean, the anon was simply stating staying “Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian,” which may have some amount of truth, as sources vary, but the response indicates that plant-strong is assuming that the anon means to say that all vegetarians are evil simply because Hitler was a vegetarian?
I do agree with the plant-strong’s response, in general, but I feel like the response does not match up to the anon statement, true or otherwise.
Was Hitler a Vegetarian? - PsychologyToday
Myth Busted: Hitler Was Not A Vegetarian - Natural News
Adolf Hitler’s Vegetarianism - Huffington Post
Trust me, when someone says “Hitler was a vegetarian” they aren’t just saying it as a “fun fact”, they’re saying it to discount the merits of a meat free lifestyle.
And regarding Hitler’s vegetarianism, I would like to play the “historian who studied history” card here and point to statements from Hitler’s friends and staff saying that even though his doctor told him to eat less meat he still regularly enjoying sausages. I’ve been at this for 7 years, believe me when I say I’ve done my homework.
I can absolutely vouch for plant-strong’s assumptions about what anon was getting at…I have had multiple people compare me to Hitler or bring up his “vegetarianism” as an anti-veganism argument. They think “Hitler was a vegetarian” is just the best argument in the world, they don’t even need to add any other statements…they think that “fact” should speak for itself. (Also plant-strong, your response was freaking perfect, thank you)