Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Your denial of X is evidence of X.

One of the favored thought-terminating clichés of the politically correct crowd is to assert that by denying something or failing to recognize it, you are thereby demonstrating it or even demonstrating that you suffer from it. I've previously commented on the application to privilege here. This blogger has also used it recently in another context:
The whole tranz thing boils down to old-fashion misogyny and homophobia. If you can’t see it, then I suspect you are a misogynist and a homophobe.
One could use the same non-argument to "prove" the most ludicrous claims, e.g., that Baphomet has spiritually blinded the world and that if you don't see this, Baphomet has spiritually blinded you, too.

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