I love ad homines! A blog: http://abagond.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/ad-hominem-argument/ I often peruse, I came upon a post about them. The responses were interesting to say the least! The picture at the top is what got me going. It was a picture of two Canada Geese! Now, those fuckers shit like cows. Remember that old kid’s rhythm?
“Birdy birdy in the sky, dropped a white wash in my eye. Thank the Lord that cows don’t fly, birdy birdy, in the sky.”
Can you imagine a Canada goose dropping a turd in your eye? You would be blinded for sure! Now back on topic! Ad hominem, it takes a skillful person to conduct one without being found out until the other person is fully immersed in the debate at hand. Here are some arguments and how to respond to them by way of ad hominem:
For example, hemorrhoids are the causer of great pain in the posterior. When one suffers from flatulence, one is in veritable agony. Ad hominem: You are full of shit. Instead of debating the merits of that person’s argument, the respondent goes in for the kill by claiming that person is lying(full of shit). This is also a good way of diverting the arguments from hemorrhoids to constipation. The debate was in regards to hemorrhoids, not about someone’s bowel functions or lack thereof There is however some truth in the attackers retort as it can be very painful when taking a dump if you have hemorrhoids. So in essence there may be some truth in what the other person says but it still diverts from the topic at hand which is hemorrhoids This ploy is used to dismiss the other’s debate rather than the counter-arguing effectively. The person should have asked for proof of the argument and then proceeded to roll out the abusive counter-arguments after the debater has made his/her points.
After hurling the first ad hominem, the debate becomes a free for all. This is where the insults and name calling comes in. Judging from one’s repertoire of curse words, name calling, hell, even fisticuffs, your ad hominem will either rise of fall. Make sure you have an extensive repertoire, or you are sure to lose! Remember, win at any cost, as this will help your already low self-worth when arguing or debating with someone! Hell, you don’t even have to know what you are talking about! All the more effective if you are able to shout the person down! It helps having a menacing tome or appearance! This may prevent many people from debating or arguing with you to start.
If you are highly credentialed or generally smart, all the better! You can baffle the poor dupe you are debating, with bullshit! How is some poor, uneducated asshole going to know and understand what the hell you jabbering about in the first place? How does that person know you are full of shit! Why? “Because you are dumb, stupid! “ “You don’t possess the credentials or education that I do!” If you are debating someone equally credentialed or educated, go in for the kill at the outset, else you will be in for a bumpy ride. You may actually end up on the losing end of an argument or debate! Start attacking his political affiliations, appearance, lifestyle, anything that will give you an edge. But be quick about it as you do not want to be the one who ends up looking like an asshole! Repeat this mantra; Win at any cost!
You can even employ reverse ad hominem. It doesn’t prove anything but it helps in buttressing the asshole you are defending ad hominem attacks! “But he is such a nice guy: “She’s not really racist, she just comes across as such!” The whole litany of the debater’s fine points(as if they really have any). If nothing else, it will show just how much of an idiot and sycophant you are. Will it help the debate at hand? Who cares? It may or may not help the clown using ad hominem! If nothing else it makes for a good comical interlude! Carry on!