Thursday, August 26, 2010

Honor by Association

Beck’s 8/28 rally is being called “Restoring Honor”

The charity is honorable, surely. Its intentions are in fact quite noble. Beck, Palin, and the rest of their lot who are using this opportunity to plug their erroneous worldview aren’t honorable. They’re downright ignominious.

Honor by association is a fallacious attempt to portray the qualities of a thing, person, or group onto another thing, person or group solely because they have some kind of irrelevant association. By having his rally on the same day, at the same location, that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I have a dream" speech in 1963 Beck is trying to get people to conflate his actions with those of the civil rights movement.

In that speech Martin Luther King Jr. said: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Well ...

"I don't give a damn flying crap about the border illegals. I want the ocelot dead."~ Glenn Beck

He's definitely a character ... but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting on the content part. So when Glenn Beck says on Saturday that "we" (meaning the religious-right) need to "take back America" ... remember the words of every conservative christian's favorite first lady, and Just Say No.