I see your leftist Slashdot conspiracy and raise the fact that the same often happens when you don't beat the rightwing drums: exhibit 1, exhibit 2, exhibit 3
Not sure if down-modding pro-homeopathy is really a right-wing type thing to do, probably more of a secular-humanist type thing.
If you click the links I posted in my comments (to other Slashdot stories, e.g. about the use of VR to dull phantom limb pain), you can see it's just about the fact that triggering a placebo effect can be a valid course of therapy in some cases. Homeopathy is, as far as I am concerned, a obvious example of triggering a placebo effect.
I'm pretty sure the downmodding was more because I was countering the attack on Jeremy Corbyn (which that whole story was about), who is the devil incarnate as far as the right wing UK is concerned.
In Exhibit 3, it looked like you might have misunderstood the parent poster but they thought you were being coy. Communicating tone isn't easy on the internet. Yet another reason I don't care about karma.
I'm not sure how I misunderstood him. He claimed, as far as I can see, that only Muslims massacre people for clearly idiotic/nonsense reasons, under a title of "keep saying there's no Islamic terrorist problem". I tried to counter that with an example of how we, the enlightened Westerners with our democracy, just as well use nonsense reasons ("spreading democracy", "destroying WMDs") for justifying massacring people. The arguments used are different but in the end it's just a matter of finetuning the justification to better resonate with the intended target public.
Maybe I should have been more explicit: you can just as easily title a comment as "keep saying there's no Western democracy problem", with as content "I'll believe it when Russia, China, Iran and North Korea start repeated drone bombing of as many other countries as the US, while also triggering the rise of a scourge similar to IS as cherry on the cake.". And such a claim would be equally nonsensical, as far as I'm concerned. Correlation & causation...