September 2, 2005

by Reb Yudel
The false equivalence of the right

Lots of fallacies have fueled the Republican Party's control of America.
Life-of-Rubin provides an example: The fallacy of false equivalence.

Rubin's fallacy can be summed up in his headline:
LIFE-of-RUBIN: You Know Who Else is an Idiot? Al Sharpton

Here's a secret, Rubin: I know that Sharpton's an idiot. So does everyone else. There's a reason he hasn't been elected dog catcher.

The fact that there's an idiot on TV does not balance the idiot in the White House. The idiot in the White House has a job to do. And people who appointed him have to decide: Is he up for the job?

I didn't vote for Al Sharpton, and I won't, because he's an idiot.

For those of you who voted for George Bush, the question is not, is he the biggest idiot on the planet. The question is, is he up to the task of protecting our country? Is he up to the job?

Proving that Bush isn't the biggest idiot in America is no challenge. Because, frankly, those of you who gave him the car keys are far bigger idiots.

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#1

Why exactly is Al Sharpton an Idiot?

Posted by: Benjamin Kite at September 2, 2005 11:14 PM
#2

My question also. Al Sharpton may be an insult to thinking, constructive people everywhere, black and white, but he's no idiot. He is a tool of the powers that be, which they pass around for the right price (see his forced appearance at the Dem convention, followed by his venomous attacks on Shelly Silver, fueled by the Republican NYC administration). Creatures like Sharpton are needed to galvanize legitimate sentiments of the downtrodden around immediate, short-ended outlets in ways that would keep them off any serious popular attempt at rebellion. To compare (and violate the Thy shalt not evoke a Nazi comparison) Adolph Hitler in the 1920's was being used by the wealthy class in the same way.

Posted by: Yori yanover at September 3, 2005 9:27 PM
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