I love this as it is one of my per peeves. Sometimes I think that people can read minds and assign a negative motivation to your words (racist, fascist, etc.) and they then argue with their own opinion of you. Other times they are just constructing a straw man to attack, often with a second fallacy, an ad hominem. In both cases, you didn’t say it, mean it, or think it.

Retired and living my golden years in a world full of angry people.

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