“Lived Experience,” Explained by James Lindsay
How to counter when someone pulls out the “lived experience” card? Below is one possibility. The key is to undermine the value of the “lived experience” argument.
WOKE LUNATIC You don’t understand/know/appreciate my lived experience.
SANE PERSON I’m sure your experience was uncomfortable, but that is just anecdotal evidence.
WOKE LUNATIC But it proves that you don’t understand.
SANE PERSON Oh, I do understand. To help me understand better I would like to see your data. Show me your careful records so I can cross reference them with the public record and make a reasoned, data driven logical conclusion.
WOKE LUNATIC Has a meltdown.
SANE PERSON It seems you don’t have a logical argument and are just trying to manipulate me with bad data based on emotion and religious conviction.
SANE PERSON dons hazmat suit and makes and stands firm, not allowing himself to be provoked.
Because Marxism in all its forms is in fact a religion.