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What I like about these "I'm going to reply in a new thread" threads is that they allow the OP to create an absolute dichotomy since they don't usually quote individual arguments. That means they can frame the other "argument" as an extreme, which makes it a lot easier to attack and a lot easier for people to climb on the bandwagon. Reminds me a bit of the way tabloids operate. I guess picking out arguments you can win against is the best tactic for group self-esteem but it really is just an illusion.