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Yes, exactly. But they miss the second step, and seem not to understand that it's the important one.

Oh true. They do tend to double down on the crazy. Also, to the point you made very well earlier, if you are in a minority position, you will not move to the majority by saying that those people who disagree with you do so because they are stupid/crazy/lazy/slutty. That might work to stay a majority, but it will not win you any new friends. Not just because it's insulting, but also because you are just wrong. And if people see you being wrong about one thing, they will assume you are wrong about other things.

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