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Old 23.10.2019, 02:26
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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... re: masses/ignorants and God love Hillary Clinton's quote "deplorables"!

In short, the government's message is: We know better than you - because you cannot think for yourself.
When the initial comment was made, I agreed that it was a mistake, but always took it as refering to people who were dishonourable or disreputable. It was the Republicans and media who morphed it into an attack on intelligence. The fact that so many people picked up on that and ran with it only served to show that
a) they were being manipulated because they took it personally - emotional response
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b) they didn't understand the meaning of the word 'deplorable' and had no access to a dictionary despite being online. - that's a pretty self explanatory response.

The exact same tactic was used in the UK during the referendum, and don't be fooled, it's a long used political tactic in debates. It's like any argument you might have with family, friends or neighbours. Never bring someone's children or mother into an argument. That's the boundary.
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