I've been trying to encapsulate the arguments of the Left. Then I came across a link entitled "Why I'm Voting Republican." After viewing the link, I decided that since school is out, one of our kids' teachers decided to get cute. The link refered to is posted below.
I've been able to identify three arguments of the Radical Leftist: the Industrial-Military Complex, American Imperialism and Victimhood. I know that these arguments are vague. What is, after all, the Industrial-Military Complex? How would you describe American Imperialism? How can you tell if you're a Victim of Society? If you're a regular reader here, perhaps you remember my conversation with Friend Anonymous. He tried to explain the three tenants of Radical Leftism. But ended up fizzling out. There are no rational descriptions available for the beliefs of the Radical Left.
He was reduced to name calling. Red-herrings. Attempts to point out that Republicans were corrupt because some Republicans were corrupt.
In fact, between the all/some fallacy, the tu quoque fallacy, the ad hominem fallacy, and others...really, he didn't know how to argue persuasively...all I got from Friend Anonymous was that he was poorly educated and didn't know how to convey meaning persuasively.
But how to demonstrate the lack of intellectual integrity of the Left?
A couple of posts ago, I share with you a lecture from a doctor of philosophy on the nature of science. You may have to scroll down a little to get to that post. In most of my posts, when I refer to fallacious arguments, I include links describing the nature of the fallacy. So, this is a test.
Go to this link.
And then share your comments on how many fallacious arguments you were given.
And ask yourself, "what is the point?" If the Radical Left is going to rely on innuendo and fallacy, why should we listen? Why should we care? Because the fallacious narrative of the Radical Left is the only narrative being offered in public. It isn't smart. It isn't accurate. It isn't informed.
It is slander.
We on the Right have been and are slandered by Radical Leftists every day. They feel it is their right. To speak truth to power. But I don't have any power. Any more than anyone else. So why do they try to make me out to be the Man?
Because my ideas are stronger than theirs? Because I don't need intellectual "brownshirt thugs" enforcing the value of my ideas? The Left screams louder because their ideas are empty. They have replaced argument with volume. And repetition. And fallacy.
And the NEA and the OEA are responsible for teaching our most precious asset: our children.
Spend some time talking to your children. Find out what they have been taught. It isn't going to help you sleep any easier.
Oh. And I did a little digging. Who was responsible for this wonderfully lucid video? You can find out here. The Democrat Party, MoveOndotOrg, Public Interest Research Group, the Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resource Defense Council and Habitat for Humanity...all supported with billions of state and federal tax dollars.
Pretty cool, huh? Their hanging us, and we're paying for the rope!
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