EtcetEraThreadLouis C.K. performs another surprise set at the Comedy Cellar
ReasonUser warned: derailing topic with aggressive and inflammatory comparisons
Nah, you know what, some of you need to actually listen to what people are saying. That poster agreed with everything everyone was saying. What Louis did was probably a crime, it’s fucked up that nothing came of it, he abused his position of power, and you lot still jumped on them because he questioned the actual definition of a term. You’re so bloody used to dismissing people with stock phrases - Strawman! False equivalency! Concern trolling! Virtue Signalling! Whataboutism! - that you’re not even seeing the content of what people are saying. You just find something that doesn’t align 100% with your own opinion, apply the tag of choice to it and disregard everything else. It’s everything we hate about the far right and you don’t even see you’re doing it.
Sometimes a whataboutism is just a relevant comparison, sometimes virtue signalling is legitimately virtue, and sometimes ‘Just Asking Questions!’ is actually someone asking for fucking clarification.