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If you've ever accused someone of being brainwashed, how do you know you're not the one who's brainwashed? Calling other people sheep doesn't make you a wolf; it makes you a sheep in a different herd, amirite?

The tinfoil herd.

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That's not fair! I would never do that; one hand washes the other.

Once you've reached the name calling stage, the conversation is over. Neither party is going to convince the other of anything. Just move on.

Will_Janitors avatar Will_Janitor Yeah You Are +3Reply

Wanting freedom is not being brainwashed. Wanting the civil servants and supposedly elected officials to do their jobs and stand up for the Constitution and freedom is not brainwashed either.

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@Cezar Wanting freedom is not being brainwashed. Wanting the civil servants and supposedly elected officials to do their...

I never said it was. But if you're so open minded, unique, and don't have herd mentality like you imply with the sheep insult, why can't you come up with a unique term? Hundreds of people calling others sheep. Sounds like a herd to me.

StickCavemans avatar StickCaveman Yeah You Are 0Reply

The reason I know is that I'm not brainwashed like you. Seriously though, to not be brainwashed, take everything you hear as a grain of salt, consider the FACTS, and draw your own conclusions.

How about this. We are ALL brainwashed to a degree. We are ALL sheep and/or wolves to a degree. NO ONE can point fingers.

See my new post...on name calling...it's related to this one...although this one might be more on labelling....

Sukiesnows avatar Sukiesnow Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Sukiesnow How about this. We are ALL brainwashed to a degree. We are ALL sheep and/or wolves to a degree. NO ONE can point...

I'm just tired of the term 'sheep' being thrown around as an insult. It doesn't make them better than anyone. It doesn't prove anything about their argument. It's old and overused. At the very least come up with something new.

StickCavemans avatar StickCaveman Yeah You Are +2Reply

How do you know you weren't brainwashed to say we're brainwashed about being brainwashed? ah? ah? AH?!!

TomboyJanets avatar TomboyJanet Yeah You Are +2Reply

I understand the point that you're making. But sheep (to me) is a derogatory term because it implies a lack of original thought. Group think can be a very dangerous thing...

@Cuban_B I understand the point that you're making. But sheep (to me) is a derogatory term because it implies a lack of...

Yes, and there are enough people throwing around the term sheep now that they're not being original thus making themselves 'sheep'.

StickCavemans avatar StickCaveman Yeah You Are +1Reply
@StickCaveman Yes, and there are enough people throwing around the term sheep now that they're not being original thus making...

Oh, for sure. It's situational. Sometimes people just want to feel like special snowflakes. But after reading the comments, I'd just like to point out that (to me) a differing opinion =/= sheep mentality.

I went to a day spa once a few years back and had a facial, a pedicure, a massage, acupuncture, and a complimentary brain wash. I will NEVER do that again. I had a migraine for three days after that because my brain had an allergic reaction to the cleansing agent they used!

If the fleece fits; wear it!

I call people brainwashed sheep because it's true. If you're one of the systematic robots who believe whatever you're spoon fed by the media, then unfortunately you're brainwashed. You get distracted by pop culture, celebrities and fraud leaders then you are a sheep. Sorry, but not sorry.

@cali93 I call people brainwashed sheep because it's true. If you're one of the systematic robots who believe whatever...

Sure but do you apply the term only to people who are consumed by news media and pop culture or to anyone who disagrees with your point of view? How thoroughly do you research the amount of news and pop culture a person consumes before you consider them a sheep?

I feel as though people who engage in a lot of online arguments, like myself, don't know every detail of the person they're arguing with. So it doesn't make much sense to judge their character.

One last question: Have you ever convinced someone to consider your point of view by insulting their intelligence?

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One can only be subjective

georgiadess avatar georgiades Yeah You Are 0Reply

Very well said.

Sadly haters are gonna hate

Lil_Princesss avatar Lil_Princess Yeah You Are -1Reply

nope, what have you been caleld a sheep because you repeat what the media told you to repeat? and you're a little "offended" over it?

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the media is fileld with nothing but lies, and want you to believe their narrative, and that narrative is whatever the puppet masters spin up. and yes, one of their agenda is to brainwash the people so they no longer think for themselves, but only to believe what the media spoon feeds them

@Anonymousmouse the media is fileld with nothing but lies, and want you to believe their narrative, and that narrative is whatever...

I think his point (and mine as well) is: Where do you get your information? How do you know it's trustworthy?

StickCavemans avatar StickCaveman Yeah You Are 0Reply
@Anonymousmouse nope, what have you been caleld a sheep because you repeat what the media told you to repeat? and you're a little...

I'm pointing out the unoriginality of using the term. If you go around calling people sheep, guess what: You're using the same animalistic grunt of everyone else who uses the term. Thus making you a herd of your own. Is that so hard to understand? Being a part of a different herd still makes you a part of a herd. At the very least, be original and come up with a new insult.

If you're doing it just to stir things up and rustle some jimmies, then by all means proceed. I get a few kicks myself out of pissing people off from time to time. But if you genuinely care to change a person's perspective, like on gun rights for instance, then keep your mouth shut because you're only giving the people who actually want to make a difference a hard time. Continuing my example, if I want to convince people that gun enthusiasts aren't all bad, the last thing I want to do is insult their intelligence by comparing them to sheep. Capiche?

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