- Sep 20, 2012
I'm not sure where 'traitor' entered the debate, but there's also a different between you calling someone scum on an internet forum and an elected MP, her party's deputy leader, doing it publically. If you can't see the difference in that then I don't know what to say. It sounds like you're OK with MPs calling each other names if they feel justified. I'm sure nothing bad will come from that.There's a difference between the terms traitor and scum. Especially when the term traitor was applied generally to remainers and the term scum was applied specifically to Boris Johnson (regarding racist and homophobic comments which he refuses to apologise for), who is indeed scum.
There's a constant logical fallacy being demonstrated on this thread that goes "its OK to dehumanize this person/people, because I agree with it". Every single person on earth can use that argument and feel equally smug about it. I personally think Angela Rayner is an arrogant and naive (dangerous combination) moron. However, it would be entirely wrong for anyone with a public voice to call her a moron. Its slightly bizarre this is contentious. I fully expect to get a response along the lines of "but the Tories have done this and this" thereby following the above fallacy.