Black People : Strawman Argument - What is it? - Please Provide Examples

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  1. butterfly#1

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    Explain to me what a strawman tactic really is, pls...or arguments as you say. I wasn't arguing with you. I was stating the case as I see it. What's strawnan about that?

    Sometime I feel that when a simple answer is given, the strawman comes in. I've noticed this in other threads.
     
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    I'd like to know what a "strawman" argument is too.

    I've heard it often, but don't know what it is ... how to recognize it if i see it.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Destee
     
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    it's a gambit where you set up a false premise and then knock it down.
     
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    Bro. James, please give us an example, pls
    Because on the real tip,...
    I have no idea either of.what it means or is. I hadn't even heard of it until I.got here.
     
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    can you give me an example of one please? ... and thanks ... :)

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    A straw man is a common type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.[3] To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by replacing it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and to refute it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.[3][4] This technique has been used throughout history in polemical debate, particularly in arguments about highly charged, emotional issues. In those cases the false victory is often loudly or conspicuously celebrated.
     
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    I've never heard(or read) "strawman argument" so much til I signed up for Destee. :lol:
     
  8. butterfly#1

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    Well to everyone here, that I've interacted with, believe me, I have never set out or intentionally posted
    anything, to be a smoke screen (my interpretation of what James presented). I post from my heart, beliefs, passion and thoughts I feel about the topic at hand.
    No strawman tactics/arguements coming from me.
     
  9. butterfly#1

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    Oh and thank you James for the explanation and example.

    Love and Hugs!!
     
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    Strawman Argument:

    "A misrepresentation of an opponent's position"

    Known in the UK as an"Aunt Sally"........
     
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