It is a truism that no matter how worthy the cause, you can find an idiot to support it. Conversely, no matter how stupid an idea may be, some credentialed authority can be found to back it up; and these are the people Honest Abe Linkin' cites to "prove" his assertions about fluoridation being a Taoist confidence trick, or the high-school romance between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marilyn Monroe. It's the ad hominem argument turned inside out: no matter how ridiculous his latest absurdity is, Abe can find a link to someone respectable who agrees with it-- usually at Harvard.
For the people who routinely explode his specious reasoning, he simulates vast contempt: if they had proof, they'd post a link to it! This is invariably followed by a panicky storm of links to the sites where he acquired the silly notion in the first place.
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Wouldn't a better name be Conspiracy Theorist? And don't we already have him? (I looked but couldn't find it). _________________ The Average Woman Would Rather Have Beauty Than Brains Because The Average Man Can See Better Than He Can Think
Abe can suddenly manifest from some other Warrior--usually Pinko or Blowhard-- but doesn't normally start out as a conspiracy theorist.
He can turn himself into one, though, if it's the only way to keep from admitting a mistake. His whole schtick is that he Always Tells The Truth, so all it takes is for people to go on pointing out errors of fact. Presently the only way to continue denying the facts is to invoke some kind of plot.
He is not quite the same person as Ferrous Cranus. He actually does pay attention to what was said to him-- for the purpose of distorting it in rebuttal. Later it will be quoted as evidence of a coverup.
My apologies to all. For some reason I failed to make this clear: Honest Abe Linkin' only manifests when he's caught in a glaring error of fact; then he begins posting links to the Church of St. Loony Up The Cream Bun And Jam. Up to that point he appears to be some other kind of Warrior.
Incidentally, I have a suggestion for a new title for an established Warrior:
Linker might better be called Duke of URL. Just a thought.
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