Long, rhethoric strategy Show more
Constant "ironic shitposting" is a means of plausible deniability. It's a way of hiding your true intentions or not having to choose a firm position.
An example would be calling people "soy boys".
It was originally pushed based on bunk science, that taking in soy based products will feminise you as a man, due to the phytoestrogens that come with soy.
It was a way of mocking leftists, which tend to be more likely to be vegetarians/vegans and the perceived feminisation of our generation of men (due to the left).
Once proven on a large scale that their scientific claims had no grounds, they move on to claim that it was never about the science in the first place.
"LOL, imagine mentioning phytoestrogens when I call people soy boys!".
When you ever have the misfortune of having to talk with people like that, don't let that irritate you. Pin them down properly and make them defend what they actually said.
Chances are they never had to, due to the approach mentioned above.