But how many reasonable people DISagreed with your ill-defined "line" on the very thread you refer to?
The historical fact, and modern possibility, of racism does not excuse the existence of an Al Sharpton.
THIS reasonable person sees more contrived defense of your own belligerence, than any quantifiable desire on the part of those you malign.
And I think you underestimate how difficult it is for people to keep the two propositions that you mention separated. When they intermingle, you get something like blams article.
Actually, your reaction to the article would seem the more appropriate example of that particular error.
Well yeah, lots of people disagreed, but how do you know they were reasonable? If you waded into a rapture thread and accused them of secretly hoping for the apocalypse, I’m sure you’d have a whole bunch of “reasonable” people riled up at you. You’d be right and they’d be wrong, but they’d be indignant nevertheless.