Tuesday, September 29, 2009

No True Scotsman, No True Conservative

Claiming that no conservative would advocate violence, and that therefore Timothy McVeigh, the Tiller Killer, the Atlanta Olympics bomber are not conservative, is a good example of the No True Scotsman fallacy.

As I learned it:
Uncle Angus was shocked to learn that a man in Mercia was caught buggering a sheep. "No Scotsman would do such a thing".

"But Angus, they caught a sheep-buggering man in Glasgow."

"Nay, lad, that were no true Scotsman."

"But Angus, they caught a sheep-buggering ring in Edinburg."

Nay, lad, they were no True Scotsmen."

"But Angus, we caught ye're very neighbor buggering a sheep."

"Lad, are ye daft? That were no Scotsman, for No TRUE Scotsman would bugger a sheep. Begone with ye!"
Conservatives today can listen to Glenn Beck joking about poisoning Nancy Pelosi and Ann Coulter joking about poisoning a Supreme Court justice, cries of "You'd better buy a gun because you're going to need it", and even threats to schools celebrating Black History Month ... and shrug it off ... because no TRUE conservative would bugger a sheep.
In case you think I'm being unfair, take a look at today's advertisement for Scott Brown, a Republican trying for a Senate seat, right next to John Perry's open call for treason:

Taken from: http://www.newsmax.com/john_perry/obama_military_coup/2009/09/29/266012.html
Perhaps by the time you read this, Scott Brown will decide that violent treason is not going to sell well with the voters. Or may be not. It's up to him!1

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