A collection of recent snippets posted elsewhere, drawn together to make a more authoritative point:
Most people realize that AOC’s NGD is patently ridiculous just based on the absurd concepts it pushes that have literally zero success of succeeding, based on simple things like math, science, economics, and history. But if you listen closely to her and her supporters, you find amazing examples of the stupidity it takes to come to a proposal like that. These are small tidbits, over and over, that show the poorest imaginable thought and reasoning processes. Here are two sorts of subtle examples that I have yet to see anybody else bring up for their turning logic on its head.
The other day she was defending her position that we get rid of cows because of their flatulence being a global warming pollution problem. She said, “It’s not like we’re going to get rid of agriculture or anything!” But in the very next sentence, she tries to reinforce that statement by saying, “It’s not like we’re going to force you to go vegan or anything.” You have to be exceptionally low on the IQ totem pole to not realize you just made two conflicting statements trying to support each other. She apparently can’t see that “getting rid of agriculture” and “going vegan” don’t really work together to make the same point, LOL.
The next one is not directly from her but from a so-called expert defending her proposal. I get really mad when, and it happens all the time (as it also did in the prior example), interviewers and media types are not quick enough, sharp enough, to catch these things and sink the harpoon into the interviewee’s flesh. In this case, the “expert” tries to defend the need to do all the anti-carbon footprint things she’s mandating by saying, and I’m not making this up, “One hundred percent of every scientist out there will tell you that carbon is a bad thing… bad for the water, bad for the air, bad for the land, bad for everything. Every single scientist.” OK, now wait a minute. Does not the Green Movement take its name from holding that plant life, the green stuff, the flora that goes with our fauna, is vital to our human existence (not arguing that) and endangered by man’s activity? And how does that green plant life ACTUALLY WORK? If you ever had even the most rudimentary science in middle school, you know that plants essentially do a reverse of animal breathing where we take oxygen in and exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen… that’s one of the very biggest reasons GREEN is GOOD for us. But if plants need carbon dioxide like we need oxygen, HOW THE HELL ARE THEY GOING TO GET IT IF CARBON IS THIS HORRIBLE THING THAT’S BAD FOR EVERY SINGLE THING, LOL? Hard to make CO2 without any C. Such smart people…..
Today’s candidate for “fallacious thought process of the day”:
From Tom Perez, the “guiding light” of the DNC, trying to make the point that Republicans call things socialism that is nothing of the sort, that don’t EVER lead to what they’re warning about…
“This is one of the oldest tricks in the playbook, Chris,” Perez told anchor Chris Wallace. “You go back 75 years when Republicans don’t want to discuss issues that matter to real people, they call it socialism. Social Security, when it was being debated — you had Republicans calling it socialism. The minimum wage, in 1938, you had Republicans calling it socialism. Medicare, Ronald Reagan said, and I quote, ‘Medicare will lead to socialized medicine. Medicare will lead to socialism in America.’ The Affordable Care Act. … all of those things were ‘socialism.'”
How big an idiot do you have to be to use that to make the point he was trying to make, when in fact it COMPLETELY MAKES THE OPPOSITE POINT!!! Are these very same people not promoting “Medicare for all,” which is PRECISELY one of the manifestations of socialism, socialized medicine? If what they are trying to make happen comes true, what he is saying has not come true, WILL come true!!! Brilliant thinking, Mr. Perez. Yet remarkably, there are folks so uncritical of what they’re being told that they blithely accept these incongruities!