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Prime minister faces accusations of not taking issue seriously amid reports of 11 candidates receiving Chinese money

Prime minister faces accusations of not taking issue seriously amid reports of 11 candidates receiving Chinese money.

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Literally every person I’ve heard make this statement are also the first to dogpile on social media any perceived Chinese person holding them personally responsible for the actions of a government they have little say in. (Bonus points if they—as is almost invariably the case—can be found disclaiming any responsibility for actions of their own government which they do have an actual say in!)

So, apologies if this offends, but I simply don’t believe your hogwash. You check off too many boxes for me to take your position seriously.

(And all this is aside from the fact that I’m not talking about specifically “the Chinese people” here, but rather the diversionary tactic of pointing at others that crooked shitheads use to distract people from their shitfuckery.)

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Literally every person I’ve heard make this statement are also the first to dogpile on social media any perceived Chinese person holding them personally responsible for the actions of a government they have little say in

I don’t know what makes you believe that I hold individuals “personally responsible” for the actions of a government they have little (or probably nothing) to say in. This is a very strange interpretation of my post. Unfortunately, though, here on Lemmy appear to be communities where such a second-hand humiliation is the preferred communication style.

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Pattern-matching.

When you talk like a right-wing ignoramus (RWI), using almost exactly the same words as they do, you pattern-match as an RWI and are dismissed accordingly. This is horribly unfair, I know, I’m sorry, but I have way too little time in my day to go into your entire network history to see if you’re in the hypothetical 0.56% of people who use the phrase you did without being an RWI.

The existence of the 99.44% who are RWIs just too overwhelming a volume for me to concern myself with the (as yet hypothetical) 0.56%.

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