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lettuceLeafer wrote

Reply to comment by CaptainACAB in friday free talk by emma

Was I criticizing?

I just said how I felt about the issue. The conclusion of that was that I completely agree with annikas that the person was being rude to them. I'm not sure how I could be criticizing when my comment was in complete agreement with annikas.

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CaptainACAB wrote

It didn't come across that way.

There's also the fact that victim blaming those facing financial misfortune is a popular capitalist talking point and that anti-capitalists really don't like hearing it or any talk about how it can be a valid criticism on a few instances.

It's not a good solution on a systemic level but for many individuals it's real good advice.

This is not one of those individual cases, so the fact that you'd justify the talking point comes across as needlessly contrarian at best.

Finally, there's the matter of the fact that picking out individual cases to refute critiques/complaints about systemic issues makes a lot of people with a radical political bent very angry and, regardless of your intentions, your response comes a little too close to that rhetoric. Criticism was a poor word choice.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Okay, I'll keep people's emotional response to this issue in mind. I appreciate it as it is useful.

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