I follow a blog of a well known blogger. He claims to thoroughly investigate current issues. But after my researching logical fallacies, I noticed that he firmly employs many of them. His most recent is to paint with a broad brush vilifying a money hungry big business and linking the GMO debate, which he writes much about, to a wide variety of health issues. It is saying that if you understand that GMOs cause cancer then look at this illness.
It strikes me as strange that I read so many complaints from so many people on so many health related issues, yet the link between these big corporations and government keeps turning up the same elected officials. Maybe that is not so strange. Maybe that’s the way a culture thinks. To blame but take no action where it will really can make a change.
President Obama ran on “hope and change.” In my opinion he has been the worst offender of increasing the wealth of the one percenters. Oh you want examples. What about the CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, appointed to lead President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness . What taxes did GE pay in recent years? Did they send jobs overseas? What about a health care bill that has nada/zilch/zippo/zero,nyet controls on health care spending ? I could run pages of these examples but it would lead to refutation with logical fallacies.
The bottom line – break the long time connections from government to business. I would strongly start at the local government level and then go for the federal government. In fact vote every incumbent out of office. They spend more money advertising for reelection than they make. Ask yourself how that is? At the very least you would be voting a new person to be corrupted. Look at it like sharing the wealth.