Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cherry Picking

1610063_1034383819988005_5767839952915136507_nTL;DR Summary:

  • Example of a simple to understand poster that is out of date and misleading but lives on forever on the Internet! The post is from 2014 but was still being shared in 2015 and 2016.
  • The $15 a month figure is the minimum payment if you are making too much money to qualify for more assistance.
  • State governors largely reversed the changes.
  • The issue has nothing to do with taxing the wealthy and the U.S. still has a future 🙂

This post was shared into my FB news feed. Can you spot the problem in this propaganda message? There are many!

 

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Kafkatrapping, a logical fallacy used frequently in arguments

TL;DR Summary:

  • Kafkatrapping is an argumentative form used frequently in propaganda messaging to convince you of someone’s agenda.
  • If you have seen the movie, Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, you may remember that “only a witch would deny she is a witch”.  That’s kafkatrapping! A denial is confirmation!
  • There is no possible defense to the accusation. The argument is framed in a way that to deny the argument is admit that you are guilty!

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