QAnon is BULLSHIT
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THBT: QAnon is BULLSHIT
QAnon is " a far-right conspiracy theory. It alleges that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling against the cabal. The theory also commonly asserts that Trump is planning a day of reckoning known as "The Storm", when thousands of members of the cabal will be arrested....The theory is disseminated mainly by supporters of Trump, who refer to The Storm and The Great Awakening—QAnon's precepts and vocabulary are closely related to the religious concepts of millenarianism and apocalypticism, leading it to be sometimes construed as an emerging religious movement.
QAnon's adherents, while seeing Trump as a flawed Christian, also view him as a messiah sent by God."
According to "The Washington Post", the essence of the theory is that "there is a worldwide cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles who rule the world, essentially, and they control everything. They control politicians, and they control the media. They control Hollywood, and they cover up their existence, essentially. And they would have continued ruling the world, were it not for the election of President Donald Trump. Now, Donald Trump in this conspiracy theory knows all about this evil cabal's wrongdoing. But one of the reasons that Donald Trump was elected was to put an end to them, basically. And now we would be ignorant of this behind-the-scenes battle of Donald Trump and the U.S. military—that everyone backs him and the evil cabal—were it not for "Q." And what "Q" is is basically a poster on 4chan, who later moved to 8chan, who reveals details about this secret behind-the-scenes battle, and also secrets about what the cabal is doing and also the mass sort of upcoming arrest events through these posts. " Followers of QAnon also believe that there is an imminent event known as "The Storm", when thousands of members of the cabal will be arrested and possibly sent to Guantanamo Bay prison or to face military tribunals, and the U.S. military will brutally take over the country. The result will be salvation and utopia on earth.
BULLSHIT is "commonly used to describe statements made by people more concerned with the response of the audience than in truth and accuracy, such as goal-oriented statements made in the field of politics or advertising. Harry Frankfurt of Princeton University characterizes bullshit as a form of falsehood distinct from lying. The liar, Frankfurt holds, knows and cares about the truth, but deliberately sets out to mislead instead of telling the truth. The "bullshitter", on the other hand, does not care about the truth and is only seeking to impress. "It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose."
BURDEN of PROOF
"When two parties are in a discussion and one makes a claim that the other disputes, the one who makes the claim typically has a burden of proof to justify or substantiate that claim especially when it challenges a perceived status quo. This is also stated in Hitchens's razor, which declares that "what may be asserted without evidence, may be dismissed without evidence." Carl Sagan proposed a related criterion – "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" – which is known as the Sagan standard."
Since CON's defense of QAnon amounts to an extraordinary claim absent any persuasive evidence, the Burden of Proof for this debate is entirely CON's.
CON must prove that QAnon's theory is generally true.
PRO is requesting sincere and friendly engagement on this subject.
No trolls or kritiks, please.
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bump 4 voters. Concession
Wow, you had such an awesome teacher in general! I think the teacher teaching in the language that's from the country they are actually from is probably a cultural divide. Like maybe they assume the students to know more than they do, and that causes some knowledge gaps for actual teaching? I don't know, just a theory.
My first year teacher was French and terrible- Mme Choquette
My second year teacher was American and wonderful- Ms Taylor- she taught us how to order wine and cuss in French, she made us read french poetry and cook French food. Magnifique!
I'm in my second year of Spanish, definitely don't know enough to read a book in it, I think I'm just bad at learning languages. XD
2 years of high school French and google translate go a long way. I like to say I'm just literate enough en Francais to read de Sant Exupery's Le Petit Prince
Just flexing on everybody with their ability to french
that's kind of the point lol. My usual style isn't this reckless but I thought it was worth a try when Oromagi's own definition gave Con the one out of million chance to give some kind of case.
Wow. You are grabbing the officer in the neck when he is firing at you.
also when I say Obama I mean Michele Obama cuz Barack is already involved obviously, sorry. Was in a rush.
oh. I missed out on an opportunity to say "pardon my French".
My mission here is not to win , but to clarify and inform.
Eh you know what I’m probably transferring accounts after my debate with MisterChris. Here’s nothing to lose.
I should hope not
This debate can’t be won by con, not even Roy or Imabench at maximal trolling capacity