Sen. Rand Paul claims in cowardly fashion that criticizing America warrants deportation

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/senator-rand-paul-offers-buy-ungrateful-rep-ilhan-omar-ticket-to-somalia.html

From http://utminers.utep.edu/omwilliamson/ENGL1311/fallacies.htm :

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.

A Reason Why People Deny Obvious Wrongs

When someone denies, for example, that police are guilty of committing first-degree murder in the case of the 16 Shots victim, the black man who was murdered by Chicago police fascists and whose murder was covered up by the corrupt Chicago government fascist system, she does so because she is psychologically incapable, that is her psyche is incapable, too fragile, too weak to bear the strain of admitting such a thing and acknowledging something that directly contradicts her worldview, her perception of reality. That’s it, plain and simple.

Opinion | The News Is Bad in Hungary – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/opinion/hungary-viktor-orban-press-freedom.html

It’s important that we understand what actually goes into making a free, vibrant democracy or else we won’t know how to preserve it and help it flourish. Simply accepting that things are the way they are and they will continue to be that way forever is foolish and childish. It’s important to see that things are always at risk of destruction. Nothing is predetermined. Nothing is permanent. We must strive to preserve what is best about ourselves and to nurture and create more goodness or else other things will spring up as weeds in the garden. Another way of putting it is if you are not part of the solution you’re part of the problem. If you can’t look at your life and see ways that you are actively promoting goodness in the world then you are actually promoting and facilitating negativity.

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