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ewk OP wrote (edited )

Nothing is sweeter than getting downvoted without comment for bringing up the fact that people can't write at a high school level in defense of their beliefs...

You can't see me right now but I'm flapping my arms and making chicken noises... If you think that being downvoted is worse than being a coward?

You're mistaken.

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__0 wrote

Not down with people talking down to people for their level of formal education, a lot of people who may have not graduated have intimate knowledge and are often experts in fields not touched upon by education,

There's lots of fields for instance where women were excluded from academia for instance but had a much deeper knowledge of the subject matter through oral tradition and lived experience,

It's frustrating to not receive a positive reaction to posts, but also keep in mind that a lot of people browse /all and /new... And I think people don't generally respond well to accusatory posts.

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ewk OP wrote

I don't agree.

I don't think it's possible to talk down to people who aren't educated... I freely admit that I don't know things and when people who do know those things talk to me and I engage with them so that I can explain to them my level of comprehension for the topic and learn more about it.

That's not what's going on here.

Zen is a topic that few people have ever studied but many people feel they have a right to an opinion about. It's people who think they have a right to an opinion that downvote, not people who genuinely don't know and have no horse in the race.

It's pretty easy to tell when somebody is triggered by their own ignorance: they won't raise their hand in class.

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TheFacelessFace wrote (edited )

Not down with people talking down to people for their level of formal education

Where did ewk do that?

You don't have to go to school to be honest and have intellectual integrity, moreover I have encountered many people with fancy degrees who are dishonest and obtuse.

For example, no one prevented you from reading the OP carefully or looking up the very term mentioned which pretty accurately covers your present attitude: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnotology

You chose--all on your own, and regardless of your education level--to ignore the substance of the post and instead speak to irrelevant and personal topics ... pretty much in fulfillment of one of the categories discussed, which demonstrates that you didn't really read the OP either.

You are educated enough to use the internet and read and speak in English, so I don't know what excuse you have for not exercising proper reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in this case ... I don't think you can blame the people that educated you in your life, I think you can probably only just blame yourself for being willfully ignorant.

Try educating yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnotology

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__0 wrote

for bringing up the fact that people can't write at a high school level in defense of their beliefs...

The thing I am specifically critical of is the idea that someone who hasn't graduated highschool isn't worth of being engaged with in conversation on this site, a lot of pretty articulate people never graduated highschool. Regardless of how articulate someone is it's not really fair to assume someone is ignorant just based on their schooling, especially to strangers online where you don't know their experiences with the topics at hand. I am especially critical of saying that someone is invalid because I view highschool as almost more of an ideological machine then education, something that even in my limited understanding of zen seems inherently incompatible.

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TheFacelessFace wrote

And I think people don't generally respond well to accusatory posts.

Tough titties.

Isn't the premise of this entire platform to accuse the State of being illegitimate?

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Fool wrote

the premise of this entire platform to accuse the State of being illegitimate?

No... it's a forum to communicate.

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TheFacelessFace wrote (edited )

To say it's "[just] a forum to communicate" in response to my comment is a disingenuous lie ... if not purely ignorant.

Raddle is an independent, free (as in beer), open source, not-for-profit platform managed by volunteers with shared egalitarian principles.

https://raddle.me/wiki/why_raddle

I suggest you educate yourself.

" I decided to delete my Reddit account and make a site where socialists and anarchists wouldn't get punished for talking out against fascism, joking about 'eating the rich' and sharing 'subversive' anti-capitalist memes and literature," [Ziq, the founded of raddle.me] explained.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/zm3wbj/radical-leftists-built-their-own-reddit-after-it-banned-them

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Fool wrote

I guess Reddit an illegitimate state then?

I could probably argue against that... that Reddit is a state... but I could argue... anything.

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TheFacelessFace wrote

So you know what I'm talking about, but continue to obfuscate because you don't like being wrong?

You might be an agnotologist.

Sorry to pwn you.

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Fool wrote

Oh no! I've been pwned!

I feel like such a fool!

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TheFacelessFace wrote

I feel like such a fool!

You're not even that.

Sucks to suck.

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ewk OP wrote

That's an oversimplification that only takes one framework into perspective.

Anthropologists would likely point out that social stability is another reason for religion. A personal accountability for understanding place and meaning of the self would be a third reason.

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ewk OP wrote

I think the accountability has to come from within that's the issue.... Some people advocates for that and some people aren't.

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