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Thread #128361 Message #3180013
Posted By: Sawzaw
01-Jul-11 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: what about Glen Beck?
Subject: RE: BS: what about Glen Beck?
What was that about a mashed up bag of meat with lipstick?
Was that something on the menu or a description of someone from the other tribe?
Who was that monkey posing as a newsman?
I guess I am not going to be invited into Jack's tribe.
I can think of a good example of tribalism when Bush said "you are either with us or against us on terrorism"
At the time I thought it was good that he was getting people focused on terror.
But then later I realized it was a logical fallacy known as the false dichotomy. It proposes that you have only two choices when there are more than two. It is an attempt to divide people.
You can be against terrorism and willing to take different degrees of action from launching a nuke to feebly sending diplomats to work things out.
I think we saw a good bit of that "we have to be fully against everyting the other side says or does no matter if it is wrong or right" Tribal thinking here.