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Please tell me this is sarcasm.

James is a shining example of someone who sources his information, and does an excellent job presenting it.

This comment above is a shining example of zero substance accusations that are so prevalent today, imho. WHY is he no longer a good source of info... .like wtf?

I've commented on idk how many of @drutter's posts, as well as supported him in the past with upvotes. I don't think he's ever answered me lol. I hope the man is doing good regardless :)

I didn't know I'd missed replying to any of your questions! Maybe there's a way to run a check on all posts I've made that have un-replied-to comments by you? That would be handy. Until then, do you remember any of your questions that might still need a response?

I've done several articles and a 30 minute video about issues with other alternative media personalities, in the past few months. After 12 years of ignoring everybody else, I finally decided it was time to call out the ones I see as intellectually dishonest. Dan Dicks, Jeff Berwick, Josh Sigurtson, and unfortunately, James Corbett.

As for my comment above not containing any substance, that may be true. That also doesn't make it incorrect, nor does it make it invalid, nor does it mean I should be harassed for it. We can all make any comment we like, even if it contains nothing to back it up. I've written James dozens of comments in the past few weeks, letting him know how I feel. I don't know if he'll ever see any, but that's okay too. It's important to me to air my opinion even if others don't share it, and assume it to be baseless. That's on them.

As for my comment above not containing any substance, that may be true. That also doesn't make it incorrect, nor does it make it invalid, nor does it mean I should be harassed for it.

Apologies if I offended or made you feel harassed. I could have been a little nicer about it.

I finally decided it was time to call out the ones I see as intellectually dishonest. Dan Dicks, Jeff Berwick, Josh Sigurtson, and unfortunately, James Corbett.

I'm curious to know why you feel this way about James. What mistake did this man make for you to call him dishonest? Genuinely would like to know, because I feel his work is well researched and well presented. (feel free to drop me a link if you have some content on it)

It's important to me to air my opinion even if others don't share it, and assume it to be baseless. That's on

You're intellectual enough to know what is baseless. Saying you think someone is dishonest without providing a reason is baseless no?
I am very pro free speech @drutter, and definitely feel you have a right to speak your mind.
I think it's logical for people to ask you explain defamation of character towards others.

As for the comments, I'm not sure. Perhaps I am wrong. There was a post I thought I commented on, but I didn't, so I humbly admit that I made a mistake there.

I like your content, and one of your posts really spoke to me, to the point of motivating me to write a post:
Oct 30, 2019 and I promoted your content with a tag.
https://steempeak.com/esteem/@futuremind/what-we-have-here-is-a-failure-to-communicate

Sorry I was an asshole there.

Hey, nah you weren't an asshole, no worries there. I tend to say what I mean, and like it when others do the same. You got your point across : )

Regarding missed comments and replies in the past, it could have happened. One thing people often do (and I'm guilty of this) is replying to a response, and then hoping the original commenter will notice. The platforms I use to view the blockchain don't notify me of replies to replies to my comments - just actual replies. So I may have missed something you said at some point, it definitely happens!

What I meant by baseless is without base (supporting fundamentals). What I say isn't baseless just because I didn't spell out my criticism in full. Like I said earlier, I've made dozens such comments to James, on various platforms. My hope is he'll see at least one. He may not reply, but I'd like at least to be heard. Sometimes I don't bother going into the full writeup, explaining my criticisms to 3rd parties who may read it. Again, it's not baseless just because it isn't referenced and backed up every time I say it. Maybe it's splitting hairs a bit, but I think you meant "unsupported" rather than "baseless". If I had said "hey everybody, join me in attacking James", without providing any background, I can imagine people being annoyed at me. But really, I was just expressing that I think he has lost the plot, and fallen into some intellectual dishonesty recently.

I may not be flawless either, but if I start lying (or omitting info that doesn't agree with my stance) I hope someone lets me know. To me, that's the fastest way AWAY from the truth. If I can't trust myself to be honest with myself, I'm sunk. So when I catch glimpses of others (and I'm watching constantly... it's in my nature even if I don't intend to) not being perfectly honest, I tend to give up on them completely. I can't seem to stomach anyone who isn't flawless, and it sucks, because there isn't anyone. James is one of the last guys I trusted. I've recommended him to literally thousands of people over the years. His earlier works (and some newer stuff) is amazingly good. He has been prolific for years. And I always thought of him as beyond reproach.

Maybe I should just avoid James, if he bothers me, right? But he and I are in the same circles, and he's the big dog in that circle, so I run into him everywhere. And everybody who knows me, also knows him (but not vice versa). And most are like I was, until recently - totally admiring him and letting my guard down around him, taking everything he says as gospel (something I wouldn't do with just anybody), and more. I guess I feel like I got tricked, and that's a shitty feeling for me. Maybe I'm trying to fix the state of the alternative media by pointing out a problem. Maybe I'm trying to jolt James into correcting his errors. Maybe I'm just venting my frustrations and sadness. I'm not entirely sure, and I'll do more self-reflection on it.

And maybe I should stop venting in the form of comments. Or if I do, I'll try to support what I say, every time.

Have a good weekend.

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I know this is an old thread but I am really curious as to why you would say ''James lost the plot. No longer a good source of info.''
If that is in fact true, I would deeply appreciate understanding how you drew that conclusion.
I agree that sometimes it is better for us to just to vent our frustration. Its way better than having an internal melt down : )

Right now I am in agreement with James, having said I may just be suffering from confirmation bias lol if so I would like to know

I don't have any insider information, or anything I can link you to, or any short explanation other than what I've offered already.

I'm not trying to convince you what to think, or even ask you to question anything. I'm sorry to have bothered you.

Edited to add I think almost all his older material is incredibly well done and still useful.

Thanks for the reply

As for my comment above not containing any substance, that may be true. That also doesn't make it incorrect [the fallacy fallacy], nor does it make it invalid...

It does however make it an UNSOUND claim.

It also makes it a naked appeal to ignorance.

If you have a logically sound objection, please present it as such.

Expecting people to accept your bald assertions based on your "reputation" is pretty hypocritical if you refuse to accept the bald assertions of others based on their "reputation".

It does however make it an UNSOUND claim."

Haha, no it doesn't.

"If you have a logically sound objection, please present it as such."

Make me.

"Expecting people to accept your..."

I'm not expecting or assuming anything - you are.

Any claim that is presented without proper logical structure and explicit axioms is unsound.

No, although it may be unsound. Or it may not. Your assumptive opinion is that my statement isn't sound.

Also, the above is not necessarily a claim - a statement presented as a true fact. If you want "In my opinion..." added to the beginning of my statement, sure, you can assume it's there. It's de facto there at the beginning of most of my comments online. If I had said "and that's a fact" or "I want everybody to know" or "here's the truth", that would be a claim, and then yes, it may be unsound. Or not.

In my opinion.

Any claim [or statement] that is presented without proper logical structure and explicit axioms is unsound [by definition].

Any claim of "opinion" is an appeal to GNOSIS [private knowledge] and cannot be considered logically sound [on its face].

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