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24th Aug '17 6:33:01 AM SkidTroper
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Some of the tropes here are not strawmen every time they appear; for instance, a CorruptChurch, AnimalWrongsGroup, or AmoralAttorney can sometimes be used as a villain a la AcceptableTargets [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic without any (deliberate) intention]] of making a larger political statement. Sometimes people use those things with the justification that [[PoesLaw they do exist in reality]] to a limited extent -- but they are still strawmen when used, implicitly or explicitly, to try to make a larger argument against anyone who shares their beliefs (especially if they happen to be particularly extreme and/or alienating to even other people who ''do'' share them but are decidedly more moderate about the topic in question).

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Some of the tropes here are not strawmen every time they appear; for instance, a CorruptChurch, AnimalWrongsGroup, or AmoralAttorney can sometimes be used as a villain a la AcceptableTargets [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic without any (deliberate) intention]] of making a larger political statement. Sometimes people use those things with the justification that [[PoesLaw they do exist in reality]] to a limited extent -- but they are still strawmen when used, implicitly or explicitly, [[AssociationFallacy to try to make a larger argument against anyone who shares their beliefs beliefs]] (especially if they happen to be particularly extreme and/or alienating to even other people who ''do'' share them but are decidedly more moderate about the topic in question).
23rd Aug '17 11:23:27 PM starkitty93
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* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The writer demonizes drug dealers, and even advocates, portraying them as monsters who want too get your children addicted, through intimidation or violence if necessary.

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* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The writer demonizes drug dealers, and even advocates, portraying them as monsters who want too to get your children addicted, through intimidation or violence if necessary.
14th Aug '17 3:52:38 PM Fireblood
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* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The writer demonizes drug dealers, and even advocates, portraying them as monsters who want too get your children addicted, through intimidation or violence if necessary.



* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The writer demonizes drug dealers, and even advocates, portraying them as monsters who want to get your children addicted, by violent force if necessary.
14th Aug '17 3:40:59 PM Fireblood
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* AgentScully: Used to portray skeptics, scientists and other people who don't believe in magic/the paranormal/higher powers as closed-minded and dogmatic.

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* AgentScully: Used to portray skeptics, scientists and other people who don't believe in magic/the paranormal/higher powers as god(s)/magic/the paranormal/as closed-minded and dogmatic.
14th Aug '17 3:37:47 PM Fireblood
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* StrawNihilist: Those with nihilistic views get [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as believing that life has no meaning and use this to justify acts of villainy.

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* StrawNihilist: Those with nihilistic views get [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as believing that life has no meaning and use using this to justify acts of villainy.
14th Aug '17 3:27:26 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodAtheist: Portrays people who don't believe in a higher power as immoral, miserable, or venomous towards believers.

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* HollywoodAtheist: Portrays people who don't believe in a higher power god(s) as immoral, miserable, or venomous towards believers.
1st Aug '17 1:01:30 PM Argenteus
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* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The writer demonizes drug dealers, and even advocates, portraying them as monsters who want to get your children addicted, by violent force if necessary.
13th Jul '17 3:40:49 PM bfunc
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* MalcolmXerox: If there's a left leaning black man in a work, he'll almost always be portrayed as a paranoid loon that thinks "the white man" is out to get him.

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* MalcolmXerox: If there's Portraying a left leaning black man in a work, he'll almost always be portrayed work as a paranoid loon that thinks "the white man" is out to get him.
16th Jun '17 1:16:37 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->''[[TheStinger There's a straaaaawmaaaaan]] [[WaxingLyrical waiting on the net!]] ''
->''[[Music/DavidBowie He'd like to come debate us,]] [[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars but he knows his points are shit!]]''

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->''[[TheStinger There's a straaaaawmaaaaan]] [[WaxingLyrical waiting on the net!]] ''
->''[[Music/DavidBowie
[[Music/DavidBowie He'd like to come debate us,]] [[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars but he knows his points are shit!]]''
16th Jun '17 1:15:05 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->''[[TheStinger There's a straaaaawmaaaaan]] [[WaxingLyrical waiting on the net!]] ''
->''[[Music/DavidBowie He'd like to come debate us,]] [[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars but he knows his points are shit!]]''
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