Saturday, January 18, 2014

Generalizations in the Abstract....A False premise...

In the world of Generalizations and AVERAGES

.....only the number of 5 live....a-4 ignored for their lacking....
6-10 gets ignored for their success

Generalizations in the abstract is great talk FOR theory....but in actuality....what matters is MY story, is YOUR story...NOT the story of "average."

Generalizations in the Abstract....A False premise...

The MediaOcracy's false logic fails the TRUTH test! Arguing a point of view using generalizations in the abstract is fine, but that’s not what the MediaOcracy does.

The MediaOcracy takes its generalizations and applies them to specific cases. Logicians call that using the Fallacy of Accident.

For instance, shooting someone is a crime, and in the course of duty sometimes police officers have to shoot dangerous people. 

The MediaOcracy would then jump to the false conclusion that any police officer who shoots a bad guy is, himself, a criminal!

They also make this logical mistake in reverse, which is called the Fallacy of Reverse Accident. The MediaOcracy would have you believe that because one police officer may have acted improperly, all our men and women in blue are bad.

What a load! It’s Beyond Puke!

The media’s lack of integrity drives it to spread these falsehoods across the broadcast and print outlets, and the Internet is even worse. This illogical spread by the MediaOcracy is accepted as fact by much of the American public. The media promote conflict by highlighting the negative and contentious.

Have you ever heard a news report telling you that all the flights into Phoenix landed safely today? Of course not! But if one plane goes down, the media scares the public into thinking such occurrences are commonplace. That’s the logical fallacy of “
Appeal to Fear. argumentum in terrorem.

(An appeal to fear (also called argumentum ad metum or argumentum in terrorem) is a fallacy in which a person attempts to create support for an idea by using deception and propaganda in attempts to increase fear and prejudice toward a competitor. The appeal to fear is common in marketing and politics.)

Now we are seeing the self-appointed guardians of the realm training their man Obama to use their revolting tactic of wielding fear like a cudgel.

The same rules apply to our every day conversations. We all know someone who is always contrary, citing exceptions to the rule. If your friend tells you that, “Tax cuts are bad for business. I’m an accountant, and lower taxes mean fewer customers hiring me to save them on their taxes,” you are probably not going to call him on his fallacious reasoning. Your have “bought” the crap your friend is “selling."

The reason we do this is because the MediaOcracy, which most Americans have grown up surrounded by, has programmed us to be afraid of circumstances beyond our control, instead of inspiring Americans to reach higher, work harder and succeed despite adversity.

The America I love doesn’t focus on what it cannot do; it focuses on our incredible power and potential.

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