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sx70forlifexx t1_ja9hbtz wrote


69FunnyNumberGuy420 t1_ja9hr69 wrote

Nah, they just don't care about truth or fiction, they'll say whatever gets them what they want.
Jean-Paul Sartre wrote this about a different kind of bigot a lifetime ago, but the meaning still stands:
> Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.


They hate gay people, if smearing all gay people as child abusers gets them the outcome they want they'll do it, even though the idea is absurd.


stevez_86 t1_jacg04b wrote

Another take on that is Orwell's thoughts on double speak. Politics of the English Language is excellent for understanding how fascists love doublespeak because they get to speak the truth to their cohort but demand the benefit of the doubt from others.