No, by saying “I, for one, did not ‘vanish’” you could be understood to be contrasting yourself with those who supposedly *did* vanish.
That is a tacit acceptance of his duplicitous premise.
No, it is not.
It is OVERT acceptance of the fact that I am only able to speak for myself, and not for others.
PLEASE - Feel free to speak for YOURSELF; but do NOT accuse me of saying, thinking, or doing something that I was NOT saying, thinking or doing.