The other person has no right to speak, because they are doing something else bad. With ‘whataboutism’ you add a topic that has nothing to do with the original topic. Or a subject that is disproportionately larger than the original subject. Point to other source: mikute Shutterstock Whataboutism is not new During the Cold War, the Soviets used it when the United States accused them of violating human rights. The American racial issue in particular was mentioned. It is a tactic that is still used, and not just by the Russians. The American president a few years ago was also able to do something about it.
Trump countered criticism
With attacks on his political opponents, such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, without Sweden Phone Number Data the criticism itself. To be clear: ‘whataboutisms’ do not have to be based on truth. You now also regularly see ‘whataboutisms’ on social media. Yes but…. Then there’s the ‘yes, but’. ‘Yes, but’ works almost the same as ‘whataboutismes’. But not completely. With ‘whataboutisms’ the ‘accused’ does not respond at all to comments. With ‘yes, but’ it is briefly confirmed that your point is correct, but then the counterattack is immediately launched. ‘Yes, I have to eat fewer animals, but growing vegetables also kills animals.
Yes, I should fly less often
But look at those politicians flying around the world. Yes, all that plastic is Egypt phone number list for the environment, but look at those big polluters.’ Someone who reacts like that doesn’t want to talk about that annoying subject. Perhaps the person has an interest in your important topic not being heard. Or maybe the person feels extremely uncomfortable with the subject and suffers from cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance With cognitive dissonance, a person experiences tension when the behavior is in contrast to a belief. Take flying as an example. We all know that the aviation industry is extremely polluting. But a midweek in an all-inclusive hotel in Turkey is very nice.