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12 May 2024, 9:53 am

Fnord wrote:
Just so no one tries to gaslight their own definitions of 'Equity' . . .

equity (n): (a) The state or quality of being just and fair; (b) Something that is just and fair; (c) Justice achieved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.


Gaslighting is something a person does to another person or group of people. It doesn’t make sense to accuse someone of “gaslighting a definition of something”.

Fnord wrote:
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Maybe it's a minor point, but where in the world did you get your definition of the verb "gaslight" from, Fnord?
Psychology Today provided this one:

Gaslighting: An insidious form of manipulation and psychological control. Victims of gaslighting are deliberately and systematically fed false information that leads them to question what they know to be true . . .

So posting false definitions of 'Equity', and trying to pass them off as the real thing would be a form of gaslighting.


So you’re capable of looking up the definition of gaslighting, but you still managed to use the word inappropriately in a sentence.

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Be the instrument of the changes you want instead of merely posting rants against things you don't like.


Ah yes, another one of your copy-and-paste remarks.

The problem with this remark is that it could just as easily be applied to virtually any other post in the PPR sub-forum, including several of your own.

Why are any of us posting our opinions on an internet forum instead of going out and helping to change the world? Well, as Yugoslav1945 said, posting online is a step towards promoting the sort of changes one wants. Maybe not the most productive step, but it’s better than nothing.



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12 May 2024, 5:19 pm

↑ You are the last person I thought would ever take the side of a Socialist.

Sad, very sad.


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13 May 2024, 12:35 am

Fnord wrote:
↑ You are the last person I thought would ever take the side of a Socialist.

Sad, very sad.


Now's not the time for a heartbreak.

Seeing how you try to defend capitalism by portraying it as some perfectionist economic ideology just because it "works" (until an economic crisis hits or until a class war erupts) is the same as you would say for anyone portraying communism as a perfectionist economic ideology.

The sheer irony that comes from the anti-communist rhetoric you have is clearly seen in the times you try to defend capitalism as never being morally wrong while any anti-capitalist remark is regarded as morally wrong and has some level of tie to the communists.


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