Mudcat Café message #3646083 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154894   Message #3646083
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
28-Jul-14 - 04:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
bobad people can be opposed to what Israel does as a nation, what the Israeli government does as a body, and even opposed to what individual jewish individuals do in the name of their religion (such as kidnapping and killing children or building more settlements) without being an anti-semite.

When your case (the one you, bobad, make against others here at mudcat) is so poor that the only answer you have in a dispute is to call the other party names, then you have no argument. Ad hominem attacks mean you're trying to distract by appealing to unrelated arguments (does calling someone "antisemite" mean they have to stop the first discussion and go on the defensive regarding their own attitudes towards jews? No. It doesn't.)

If the only card you have to play is name calling, your argument is bankrupt. Check and mate.