Possibly the most consistent argument one is faced with when discussing
politically incorrect subjects is the knee-jerkingly reflexive, "You can't generalize like that!"
This is usually followed with an anecdote about someone's friend's
cousin who lives next door to a lady located in a neighbouring town -
ten years ago. The purpose of telling this story is that it "obviously
proves" the politically incorrect premise is wrong. It is the trick of
personalizing an individual characteristic over a group
characteristic - which, by the way, indicates the person giving the
annectdote has already lost the plot and is not arguing in good faith.
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