Ad Hominem

There was a time when I did competitive debating. I was taught that ad hominem tactics were a sure sign of a weak or untenable position. This came to mind when I read of a UBC professor who condemned anyone who supported removal of a mask mandate as being “racist, classist and ableist”. This is typical of the “woke” and it is time that they were called on it. I do see signs of this happening, but there is a long way to go before rational debate can occur. Attack the proposition if you like, but not the proposer.

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