Who cares who said it? Who cares if it was Einstein, Hitler, Bach, Obama or the Easter Bunny? Who the frak cares?
The question is rather: Is it any good what whoever said?
It’s fascinating the mental laziness that some people indulges in. Discredit the source and the message dies. O RLY? Is that the logic of today’s revolutionaries? Or worship the source and anything sourced becomes gospel. Oh C’Mon!
What fallacy. Yes, it’s called Argumentum ad Hominem. And yes, I’ve been bitching about this before. And I think this will be my last repetition in trying to get some seriously dimmed down people to understand that a fact, statement or opinion stands or falls on its own merits. Regardless of who uttered the words.
Be bright enough to really examine the words themselves and don’t resort to lazy tricks to get others to toe your line.
In the church it’s even policy to discredit the attacker to discredit his message.
It doesn’t matter whether the Man is L. Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige or some other Guy In Command. The obsession makes the obsessed look stupid.
I know the intended audience of this message won’t get it when I say; Get off it. But some others just might get the idea and not fall into the Rabid Hole.