The Worst Negates the Bad (also, Be Grateful for What You’ve Got): The extremely common modern logical fallacy that an objectively bad situation somehow isn’t so bad simply because it could have been far worse, or because someone, somewhere has it even worse. E.g., “I cried because I had no shoes, until I saw someone who had no feet.” Or, “You’re protesting because you earn only $7.25 an hour? You could just as easily be out on the street! I happen to know there are people in Uttar Pradesh who are doing the very same work you’re doing for one tenth of what you’re making, and they’re pathetically glad just to have work at all. You need to shut up, put down that picket sign, get back to work for what I care to pay you, and thank me each and every day for giving you a job!”
Apparently the senator hasn’t been properly educated on how to think logically. But it sure has gotten him far in his life! Clearly our political class is rewarded not for being reasonable, nor correct, nor for pursuing truth, and definitely not for helping society; but instead for bullying, saying foolish things in public, appealing to the lowest common denominator, and distracting from the important things that are happening around us.
The Hill: New York Democrat on Ocasio-Cortez, other progressives: ‘Primaries go two
Yes, let’s pick more fights. Let’s use more violent language to substitute for rational civic discourse.
I think being in the same place for eleven terms has made this person very content to keep things as they are and he will obviously resort to abuse, at least verbal, in order to maintain the status quo.
Also, I’m willing to bet money that someone who speaks like this in public would not hesitate to physically abuse women and children — the least powerful in our society — as well.
That sounds like a conservative to me, i.e., someone who does not value progress and action. Step up and either act like a true liberal Democrat is supposed to act or have the courage to switch parties, unless you don’t think you could win an election that way.
Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life
What a massive failure to understand what is happening. These people have so little left to lose that they are willing to risk their lives and the lives of their children, to throw themselves under the pitiful mercy of the brutal nation that is the United States of America in hopes of securing a better life for themselves.
The USA looks a whole lot different on the outside than it does on the inside, folks.
Sure, of course there are some things that happen in the USA that are NOT savage and inhumane. We all know that (from the endless movies and TV shows and sitcoms and magazines and stories and books and lectures and history books and textbooks…). But that is not worth talking about right now. Because that is not what is killing people and ruining lives and preventing human progress. The things that are actually causing dire consequences at this moment is what we should be focusing on not how pretty we were last year at the beach.