I know what an 'ad hominem attack’ is. I did not specify who I am talking about, thus it is not an attack against a specific person. I have only called the attention of readers on the subject and given some clues what to watch out for. If we really stand for truth and freedom of alternative information, then we should not protect and facilitate the work of those debunking the truth.
Since you have moved my posts to the reading room, you could also see that I have attacked the articles in question using valid points and sound arguments, and not the person. But as this example has demonstrated, it is not possible to win an argument with disinformants. They don’t play straight, and disregard all proof and common sense. They must have the last word. Whether they are paid cabal agents or just independent “useful idiots” makes no difference, the effect of their activity is the same.
If I would get paid to counter such disinfo-agents (paid or voluntary), or at least would have as much time for this as they have, then I (or we) could go on arguing, and refuting all their arguments indefinitely. Then it would be a fair game. But unfortunately we are handicapped by the lack of time we can sacrifice for such battles. So they will always have the last word, and create the appearance that their arguments won, and we have shut up because we have no more valid arguments. Their claim is the truth. This will be the impression in the minds of those readers who expect others to give them the truth. Few decades ago I was one of these folks, but not anymore.
The well informed readers who have done a lot of homework collecting alternative information are usually smart enough to know what is true, and what is obvious cabal propaganda. They can not be seriously influenced by such disinformation. But the disinfo-agents don’t target these smart folk, they target those who don’t have enough alternative information and can not make up their own minds what is true and what is false. They target those innocent people who still have not taken back their power of thinking, or have got no time to do their own due diligence research. Unfortunately a large number of people belong to this group, and I wanted to help them with my warning, not to fall for these agents. Not having the last word does not mean that the defenders of truth have accepted defeat.
Since we don’t have enough time to debunk all the posts of disinformation, the best we can do is to recognize who are those that spread or support such ideas and stop reading their posts. But again, this approach would help mainly those who still hesitate what to believe and what to reject, and they don’t know whose posts to avoid. By giving them clues whose writings should be taken “with a grain of salt”, or avoided altogether is an attempt to support the spreading of truth and resist falsehood.
But I also understand your valid concern to avoid flame wars as much as possible. So you may remove the following three sentences from my above post which may be critical when moving it to the reading room:
“RMN is not an exception, and if the reader looks around here carefully he/she can recognize who they are.”
“With some cleaver prodding and lead we can make them jump out from the bushes and reveal their agendas. One of them has just done that, while others and I opposed his attacks and resisted the operation. Some of his supporters have also shown their true face.”
And modify one more sentence to this form:
“Here is a list of 6 tactics of disinformation in a sequence of prevalence practiced lately:”
The rest is not inflammatory but quite correct, and useful for the majority of readers. If you think that you need to remove even more from the original, then better just forget it, and don’t move it to the reading room. It would lose its purpose. Then I will have to find some other channels.
PS. My IP is jumping all over the world for a very good reason. People should be curious about what is my message, and not about where is my location. There are certain interests that are eager to know who lives where, so that they could easily silence the defenders of truth.