If You’re Not For Decapitation, You Must Be For Vivisection
Last night, one of our regular visitors came upon an article I wrote pointing out that right wing oversight of the economy has proven to be a threat, not just to the US economy, but to the global economy as well. The visitor, being something of a right winger himself, felt called upon to express outrage, but could not come up with a substantive response.
So, the outraged visitor decided to use a tried-and-not-so-true debating tactic: Suggesting that if a person does not support something, the only alternative is support for the extreme opposite position. In this particular case, the visitor suggested that if a person does not support right wing economic blundering, that person must support the economic models employed by Soviet Communists.
This kind of thinking is not exactly subtle, but it sure is amusing. Here are a few other example of this sort of argument that I was able to come up with on the spur of the moment.
What others can you think of?
Date: October 24, 2007
Categories: The Fringe