Conflating strategy with values, or lack thereof.
On an Oklahoma conservative facebook group, I recently ran into a post that equated a failure to cooperate with a specific but unexplained boycott effort as being 'part of the problem'.
Why stop there?
- If you have a cellphone, you're part of the problem.
- If you have a social security number, you're part of the problem...
- If you have city water, you're part of the problem.
- If you can't see my attempt to use absurdity, you're definitely part of the problem.
See, there's no end to the practice of making your pet issue a litmus test for another person's patriotism, godliness, or any other virtue.
How about making a case for why you want group cooperation with your strategy, and respect others' decisions on how to deal with perceived vices and corruptions.
We won't always agree on chosen strategies, but that's not the same as having conflicting values.