If You are Voting for Jill Stein, Here is What I know About You
Sasha Stone
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This post is pretty garbage. Almost not worth responding to.

Almost.

You pretty much make two main explicit assumptions about Jill Stein voters: 1) that they’re all narcissists; 2) that none of them actually care about the issues they supposedly espouse. In those explicit assumptions are implicit assumptions: 3) that they all are just as partisan as their Democratic / Republican counterparts; 4) that they have a fully informed understanding of the issues; 5) that they have a fully informed understanding of how their choice to vote impacts said issues; 6) that it’s guaranteed that Jill Stein will not win (no matter how many votes are thrown her way).

If you’re trying to make a sound, valid argument (see http://www.iep.utm.edu/val-snd/ for what those two words mean), making assumptions is the least effective way to do it.

So, you’re probably wondering by this point what MY point is. Alternatively, if you’re intelligent enough, you may have picked up on it by now. However, unlike you, I recognize the folly in making baseless assumptions and will spell it out for you very clearly. Even if you’re completely ignorant of basic logical axioms and theory, you should be able to understand on your first read-through. You SHOULD be able to, at least. Because it’s pretty simple.

Are you ready? Here it goes:

“There is more than one way for people to make the wrong choice.”

If that doesn’t immediately reveal to you exactly what a waste of text your five-point rant was, read it again. Slowly. If that doesn’t do it, then I will explain further.

Yes, it’s certainly possible that there is a proportion of Jill Stein voters who meet all the assumptions you make of them (and that assumption 6 holds): selfish bandwagoneers who completely grasp that, while their vote for Jill Stein is wasted, nevertheless openly and brazenly espouse their choice, citing instead that they’re doing it to better the nation (even though they believe that this choice will actually have the opposite effect and do not fully understand the issues at hand, anyway). People like that exist with every candidate, and Jill Stein is no exception.

However, it’s also very possible that there are a proportion of Jill Stein voters who meet all of the assumptions you make of them EXCEPT for implicit assumption 4.

It’s also very possible that there are a proportion of Jill Stein voters who only meet ONE of your assumptions.

It’s also very possible that there are a proportion of Jill Stein voters who meet NONE of your assumptions.

In short, your overly broad generalization has done little other than to demonstrate how little, in fact, you DO know about Jill Stein voters. As I said before, I ordinarily wouldn’t have even bothered to respond to such a garbage piece of writing. But nothing pisses me off more than stupid people flaunting faux-intelligence. And I just happened to have five minutes of free time to slam this.

I’ll be spreading this around on social media for laughs, by the way. Please smarten up in the meantime.

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