Skip to comments.Ten Mental Mistakes of Obamatons
Posted on 05/17/2010 1:39:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
We live in times of rank, unchallenged errors of thought forcefully expressed in print and spoken word. Political movements, in particular, traffic in purposeful verbal trickery. In fact, some especially depend upon fallacies to drive their message since their essential convictions are defective or even diseased. Such groups as the Nazis, Fascists and Communists immediately spring to mind here.
Barack Obama peppers his rhetoric with a veritable buffet of verbal trickery. But why? If Obamatons are correct, and Barack is one of historys great speakers, why must he use cheap rhetorical tricks to win support? The answer is Obama offers ideas which, on their face, are either counter-intuitive, or false to the average listener. Speakers do not mislead unless they sense an inability to otherwise persuade their audience. Therefore, Barack needs extra help to persuade. What other explanation can there be for such incongruent methods?
Obama supporters, aka Obamatons, have created a human ocean of fallacies to buoy their leader, threatening to engulf the globe in a terrifying flood of logical errors. The following is a short list of some of the most persistent members of this false-argument tsunami.
A. What is a Fallacy? A fallacy is generally an error in reasoning. Fallacies are common, yet fraudulent arguments. The most popular are mistakes that occur when people dont think clearly. The most typically used have given names to aid in their detection. Certainly, we all tend to use fallacious thinking daily. But for important topics, such as politics, religion, and law it is imperative we do not employ these flawed logical structures as we will end up with unacceptable results.
B. Top Ten Liberal Fallacies The following fallacies are employed by Obama, his administration and his rabble of fervent and often intellectually challenged fans.(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
Obama learned by watching Jeremiah Wright that there is money and power in seeking followers who can be emotionally manipulated.
Emotional people offer Obama a great advantage over rational followers.
First, their enthusiasm and energy can be easily manipulated by empty, but specious arguments.
Second, emotional people are more easily hypnotized than rational thinkers because they not only permit but even hunger for speakers to appeal directly to their unconscious, uncritical minds (if done so with "emotional" arguments and suggestions that satisfy their need for emotion expression).
Obama doesn't just want to appeal to emotional followers, he has expanded his army by appealing to the emotional side of otherwise rational people and whipping up that personality aspect (mass meetings are great for this) until the emotional aspect of a person overwhelms their critical thinking (call this process conversational hypnosis...because these sorts are wide awake when they drink the Kool-Ade).
We've seen it all before (Jeremiah Wright and Father Pfleger are masters at it), but never has anyone done it as well as Obama.
Even Hitler was working with a cohesive group (Germans) and appealing to their singular cultural iconography (Germanic myth and nationalism).
Obama has deceptively coalesced a wide swath of extremely different American cultures...he has pulled together a group that consists of Jewish intellectuals, poor blacks and hispanics, radical feminists, union thugs,atheists, black militants, college kids, Satanists/Luciferians, college professors, etc.
One would not normally think such a group would have a common thread (and I don't believe they do).
What Obama has done (though fallacious/specious argument, lies, trickery, and hypnosis) is appeal to the purely emotional commonality of this wide range of potential followers.
He has created an army of zombies.
The big question is not how to we combat this army...the BIG question is "how do we wake them up?"
BTW, all this raises the question of how Obama came by this ability...it makes one wonder if this is what the Prophet Daniel meant by "understanding dark sentences" (Dan 8:23).
They have been able to convince America that they are "harmless." But that came after years of practice in the political killing fields of Chicago.
I get my biggest laugh when David Axelrod or Valerie Jarrett come before the TV cameras-----looking so coy and innocent----playing their "harmless" act to the hilt. Really makes my day.
I, for one, am not willing to admit Ohaha is that smart---that, he alone, can dupe millions of people.
He HAS managed to adopt a convincing speaking facility.....but the fact that he always speaks with a teleprompter says a lot.
"Professor Ohaha" from the getgo was manipulated by two arch connivers.....Chi/mobsters Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod (a conniving PR man).
These two had their Maoist candidate dupe voters by having Ohaha say things like "I want to be another Reagan."
This led voters to believe they were going to live the glory days of Reagan if only Ohaha was elected. Needless to say, that's not what we got.
Even his opponent---the stupid McLame---was wont to say, we had nothing to fear if Ohaha was elected.
It seems to go much deeper. Sometimes the things that Glenn Beck says scare the pants off of me. I hope he is wrong but deep down I fear he is right. Come on November, get here already!
As the article points out, Obama relies almost exclusively on "fallacious" arguments in his communications. That, in and of itself, is a powerful point.
But there is another, more subtle aspect to Obama. He lies and uses deception when there is absolutely no (apparent) reason to do so.
This speaks volumes about the kind of person he is and the kind of character he has.
Most folks draw psychic energy (internal or psychological energy--unrelated to psychic phenomenon) from doing a good deed, telling the truth in difficult circumstances, doing a good job when no one is looking, helping someone less fortunate.
At the polar opposite end of the moral continuum, there are people who gain psychic energy from causing pain, from stealing, from lying...from destruction.
These people seek or become addicted to a different kind of energy and from an entirely different source.
Ted Bundy, in his pre-execution video interview with James Dobson, spoke of this energy as so powerful it, it was like a demonic or alien possession.
IMO, Obama's rampant, perhaps compulsive use of lying and intellectual dishonesty is bad enough as it is...but there is something even more depraved about him.
It isn't that he lies for effect. But the glee and abandon with which he lies--and the absence of visible remorse or moral conflict--tells us of the depth of his depravity.
His conscience is dead to truth (think about it...that statement is much more profound that it seems on the surface).
BTW, watch the Dobson interview with Ted Bundy and see how you think Bundy compares with Obama.
I think you'll find that Bundy is refreshingly honest compared to Obama!
SO many truths in this article....Seems like the CFP is doing what the MSM won’t...
Isn't compulsive lying a trait of certain mental illnesses?
Come on November, get here already!
From the article (in summary:)
This fallacy claims if someone is morally pure, or has the right motivations, then their actions cannot be questioned.
2. Youre Another (Tu Quoque)
Heres the famed you too fallacy, which states an action is acceptable simply because another person has previously performed it.
3. Personal Attack (Ad Hominem)
This fallacy is committed when a person is insulted for delivering criticism.
4. Damning the Origin (Consider the Source)
Damning the Origin is an Ad Hominem fallacy claiming defective sources cannot express truth.
5. The Good Reason
The Good Reason is a fallacy where something unacceptable is made agreeable after substituting a good reason in place of the actual purpose for which the thing was done.
6. Appeal to Pity (Argumentum ad Misericordiam)
This fallacy is another Special Pleading argument, stating pitiable groups should receive unique status and ala cart rules.
7. Condemnation of Hypocrisy
A fascinating error which is again Special Pleading, is the Fallacy of Condemning Hypocrisy. This error claims the worst and maybe only moral failure is claiming to stand for a rule, then violating it.
8. Appeal to Anger
This fallacy suggests anyone truly angry over a subject must be correct, or they couldnt have become furious.
9. Purified Opinion (Appeal to Political Correctness)
A fascinating recent Western development is the rise of Political Correctness (PC). Generally, PC contains a number of formerly verboten activities and groups; having gone from rejection, to protected, and now morphed into representing unassailable truth.
10. After This, Therefore Because of This (Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc)
This fallacy says that a second event occurring after a first event must be caused by the first.
But indeed, they do have a common thread: envy. Whether or not it's even real, Obama and the left have forged the perception of disparity between classes, races and genders, and carefully fostered a seething rage towards the perceived "haves". This is their common thread; this is what binds his followers. It allows them to blame the world around them for their misfortune, and alleviates them from all responsibility for their present condition. Contrived as it is, it takes no effort to glom onto this line of thinking.
When you deconstruct the Ohaha coalition, you find that each segment shares similar ambitions........ ambitions that they expect Ohaha to fulfill.
Fulfilling his coalition's ambitions is the organizing element. Ohaha's anti-American exceptionalism, his socialism, radicalism and divisiveness feed into this deadly web.
Keep in mind, Ohaha has authorized a government expansion that will create more debt in the next four years than previous presidents have created since our nation began.
And if you examine who benefits by these actions, you find the self-same coalition that SODS listed.
In summation: we lose; they win.
Envy is certainly a common (but vague) element but so is hunger and thirst.
What Obama has done (as any Alinsky trained community organizer is programmed to do) is identify the unique desires of each group and make an appeal to that group.
Doing that in an aggregate, collective fashion should weaken or dilute each individual group appeal, but somehow Obama has overcome this problem.
Well done you two!
Americans are reduced to second-class status.......seen merely as workhorses to be beaten into submission, to come up with the taxes these insatiable occupiers require to advance their alien goals.
Of course, what the TPers are protesting is the enormous growth in government and planned future tax hikes leading to control of private industry and health-care to a never seen before depth. These lib scribblers completely ignore that argument and substitute a straw man.
Obama gave his minions billions to form a Civilian Security force to march us into reeducation camps.
Americans need to be very vigilant: Obama and his loathsome WH staff Axelrod/Jarrett/Rahm Emanuel are very calculated in their use of power.
As dissent among the populace grows, they are capable of plotting staged events to boost their advantage.
If these arch-manipulators perceive there isnt measurable fear in the hearts of the people, they will create that fear to solidify their power.
They know people will succumb to fear and will relinquish their God-given liberties when they are fearful.
What is a Fallacy.That covers Obama’s entire life.
Obama has fomented the "have nots" into warring against the "haves."
The evil Ohaha strategy depends on (1) the continued sanctification of "political correctness," AND, (2) forcing Americans to kneel in abject servitude to "diversity."
This makes our job clear-cut.
The Jewish motive is not envy but envy deflection. Jews fear getting killed by the socialists and communists, not the conservatives, so they align themselves as friends of the left as an appeasement strategy. It usually works.
Thanks for the ping, Liz.
I agree with you. I have been saying for a while that 0kaka and his regime are trying to wiggle out of the coming elections. They are trying to precipitate a Reichstag Fire to invoke Martial Law in order to restrict assembly and subsequently, cancel (postpone) the election.
They are working on parallel tracks by poking the American people in the eye almost daily. Whether it's immigration, unemployment, deficit spending, bailing out Europe, nationalizing companies and banks, don't ask don't tell, a Supreme lesbian, reducing military strength and pay, playing golf during terror incidents and the oil spill, closing Gitmo and pushing KSM and his gang in our face, appointing Moslems and Communists to high places, Major Hassan terrorism becomes a little incident not worth mentioning; Eric holder calling us cowards, threatening to restrict the Internet and free speech to curb "distraction," dissing our allies, etc.
If 0bagger cancels "postpones" the election or even try to ACORN it, he'll get his wish and may God help us all.
0b0z0 and his regime love to be called "Socialists" because it sounds like a description of Western European governments. They are Communists at best. The sooner we call them what they are, the better the American people know WHO OR WHAT they're fighting.
It's also known through history that Communists never give an inch without being forced to, and that would tell people what they should expect.
Let's pray that "free" elections will rid us of them peacefully and that they won't dare force our hand through a Reichstag Fire or worse.
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER Obama's losing political altitude faster than Flight 1549. Once Obamatons were riding high with plans for a permanent Democratic realignment.
It was only a year or so ago that the Ohaha team was shoveling dirt on Repub conservatism. James Carville was writing books about 40 years of "Democrat dominance," boasting that the Republican Party was dead. Stupid Liberals believed their own hype that Obama would be the black FDR........conniving to keep him in office 3-4 terms.
And then came Nov 2009 (/snix). The elections clipped their wings. NJ and Va gubernatorial candidates---the only two 2009 statewide races---won Independents by a 2-1 margin, (66%-33% and 60%-30%, respectively); McCain lost Independents in each state to Obama a year earlier.
DO THE DEM BIRDBRAINS GET IT YET? Democrats' Arrogance and Sneers At Townhalls Precipitated Their Downfall. Dims are drowning in their own hubris and arrogance.
Yeah, right. We'll realign 0bagger's ass in November. The problem is that he'll probably enjoy it because of his Sinclare Limousine Syndrome!
As for his Czars and Chicago Communist thugs, we'll arrange their living quarters to 6 X 6 and the requirement to read and pass an exam in American History to avoid a life sentence.
That would be quite a punishment with extreme cruelty. They can request to be water boarded instead, but we wouldn't oblige. American History re-education is their final punishment.
We should guarantee the Obamunists 3 square meters of living space per person, which was what was promised to Soviet citizens, if I remember correctly. Of course, no Soviet-style promise would be complete without failing so miserably that some of the Obamunists would end up living 12 to a single-family dwelling.
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