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Old 04 April 2018, 01:35 PM
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However, if you go through all the videos I’ve shared so far. . .
I don't think you're going to find many people who want to watch a couple dozen YouTube videos to learn your position on issues. Are you incapable of expressing your opinion in your own words, or are you just being coy?
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Old 04 April 2018, 05:45 PM
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I don't think you're going to find many people who want to watch a couple dozen YouTube videos to learn your position on issues. Are you incapable of expressing your opinion in your own words, or are you just being coy?
My opinion on the videos I share? If you click the links and see someone like “Shaun”, “Hbomberguy” or “ContraPoints”, they’re people I usually find to sound somewhat smart. The videos might be long, but they do make a point early on and generally stick to it throughout. If it’s Paul Joseph Watson, Dave Cullen (I stumbled across him on Vid.me, and he somehow found his way into my push notifications. I have no idea how that happened) or Stefan Molyneux or That Guy Who Only Sounds Intellectual Because His Avatar Is A Bust Of A Nowadays-Obscure King (it’s actually derived from mere speculation on Wikipedia), I find them lazy, full of half-baked opinions and more entertaining in a cringeworthy sort of way. In fact, I’m not even sure I have seen more than one Molyneux video (his terrible attempt at deconstructing John Oliver’s first Trump piece), but I have seen Shaun’s takedowns of his videos on Wonder Woman and Force Awakens (I haven’t actually seen Black Panther, so I’m saving my view of that video for later). And I try to avoid Sargon (I can never figure out what I should call him here. His name is Carl Benjamin but that almost never comes up) whenever I can.
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Old 04 April 2018, 06:14 PM
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I was trying to determine whether you were capable of stating your own positions on issues/questions without using YouTube videos. Apparently the answer is no.
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Old 04 April 2018, 06:25 PM
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We used to have a thread of people commenting on Chick tracts. Maybe this is the equivalent of that?

The difference might be that most people can read such a tract a lot faster than they can watch a video. Also, IIRC the thread didn't link to Chick's site directly.
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Old 04 April 2018, 06:28 PM
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And that was one thread, updated when each new tract was published. People weren't spamming the board with one thread after another about multiple people's absurd nasty religious tracts.
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Old 04 April 2018, 11:44 PM
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And it was made clear that the person posting the tracts did not agree with Chick's stances on anything.
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Old 05 April 2018, 01:08 AM
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I feel like the "new thread" button is being used for a game of Wingnut Bingo. (That could be a good name for the one thread where you could keep your running tally on all these YouTube urchins.)

When I went to bookachow the Charlottesville thread, I found I'd posted my own redundant thread on same. So, I get it; it happens. But we've asked you to put them in one thread or explain what the the threads are for many times before. Honestly it is starting to feel like you just want to give them as many links as possible, Jusenkyo.
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Old 05 April 2018, 03:19 AM
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And that was one thread, updated when each new tract was published. People weren't spamming the board with one thread after another about multiple people's absurd nasty religious tracts.
How times have changed…
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Old 05 April 2018, 11:26 AM
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That thread does not in any way refute what has been said. So, no.
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Old 05 April 2018, 07:35 PM
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[...] I find them lazy, full of half-baked opinions and more entertaining in a cringeworthy sort of way. .
I can understand wanting to see how the other half think, but this seems masochistic. Why deliberately annoy yourself and give idiots money in the process?

ETA: I can almost understand it, but not quite. I enjoy angry reviewers and I used to read bad fan fiction for fun. However, I've never felt compelled to persist in giving somebody my attention when they've said something I found harmful. Entertainment shouldn't reward real arseholes.
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