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RockRaven

(15,122 posts)
1. Except they were not duped. Duped means deceived, fooled, tricked, etc.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 10:54 PM
Feb 20

In order to be duped they would first have had to care about truth vs falsity. They did/do not. The true-false axis is a skew line to whatever they are up to; doesn't intersect at all.

They didn't give a shit whether or not it was true, just that it was a useful political cudgel, so giving them the credit/charity of having been deceived is unwarranted. They didn't act based on a belief of truthfulness, truthfulness had nothing to do with the matter.

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