Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

What kind of fallacy is it when their argument is just throwing scary words like "marxist" out?

In order to avoid the actual argument?

It's typically the right who uses it all the time... everything is some marxist conspiracy, and rather than actually argue against what's being said, they try to make the motive sound sinister

8 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    is it you derps who refuuuuuse to dissect mega government which goes along with marxist.leninist theory like ham n beans,,YOu boys who never READ

    and digest what conservatives write,,see a series of you tubers covering the history of marxism.examine what YOU just did,, an 8th grade 'I mean well, set out your case sonny,then see responses,refute dissenters,,

    under one rule,,history,the effects of statist russia in, the food supply,

    healthcare,, war as an adjunct of foreign policy,,press freedom,,housing,,religious freedoms,religious worship,treatment of minorities

    have at it perfesser

  • 1 month ago

    Variation on the straw man argument. Instead of addressing true issues, you name it as something which will give a certain negative response. The thing is not actually "marxist" or whatever (or at least that claim has not been supporter by facts) so the argument is suddenly about the merits of Marxism even when Marxism was never part of the discussion. Straw Man: Turn the argument into a discussion about something else of no real relevance.

  • 1 month ago

    Don't forget it happens the other way round too. People who are inclined towards the right wing get called 'Nazi' when they are nothing of the kind.

    If you call someone a Marxist or a Nazi as an insult, when they're in fact NOT a Marxist or Nazi, what are you going to call a REAL Marxist or Nazi?

    Words have meanings, and if we don't use them very carefully, we might as well not have them at all, and go straight to physical violence.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I think it's a kind of "ad hominem" Instead of arguing and reasoning, trying to discredit the person

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  • 1 month ago

    It's "the RethugliKKKlan fallacy."

  • 1 month ago

    Deliberate Ignorance.

    There are far too many fallacies. Do you want to know more?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Straw man argument or ad hominem fallacy.

    By the way, what's scary about "Marxist"? If you are referring to Russia or China, ithey never were really Marxist, and don't the Trumpistas love Russia nowadays?

  • 1 month ago

    It is called, "scare tactics."

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