|Subject:||Re: [socialcredit] Fwd: David Korten: The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community|
|Date:||Friday, June 30, 2006 06:20:24 (-0600)|
|From:||Jim <jschroeder @....ca>
|In reply to:||Message 4211 (written by Rex Teague)|
I assume you must be familiar with the straw man fallacy?
"Description of Straw Man
The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person's
actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented
version of that position. This sort of "reasoning" has the following
1.. Person A has position X.
2.. Person B presents position Y (which is a distorted version of X).
3.. Person B attacks position Y.
4.. Therefore X is false/incorrect/flawed.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because attacking a distorted version
of a position simply does not constitute an attack on the position itself.
One might as well expect an attack on a poor drawing of a person to hurt the
Since you use it when you state:
"After careful consideration I've managed to shift my computer operating
system from the _dominator_ M$ Windows OS to the _partnership_ GNU Linux
one. During the deliberation period I saw the DVD "Revolution OS" at the
local LUG and I distinctly remember Eric
Raymond bristling at the accusation that OSS (open source software) was
socialist/communist ie. detrimental to the dominator order."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rex Teague" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [socialcredit] Fwd: David Korten: The Great Turning: From
Empire to Earth Community
> Thanks for the response Peter.
> Indirectly you have clarified the second, elusive quandary I've had
> about the several Social Credit/Financial Reform lists I've followed
> for years. Quandary one was easily seen ie. rotten netiquette, the
> other one I couldn't pin down.
> After careful consideration I've managed to shift my computer
> operating system from the _dominator_ M$ Windows OS to the
> _partnership_ GNU Linux one. During the deliberation period I saw the
> DVD "Revolution OS" at the local LUG and I distinctly remember Eric
> Raymond bristling at the accusation that OSS (open source software)
> was socialist/communist ie. detrimental to the dominator order.
> Bush's equally inane pronouncement - either you're for or agin us -
> represents the duality that the Bible continually warns us of, the
> symbols "tree of life" and "tree of the knowledge of good and evil"
> for instance. Thomas Robertson, like Swedenborg, repetitively remind
> us to step beyond the the trap of rationality.
> Cheers... Rex
> On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 21:13, Peter Haines wrote:
>> Since no one is inclined to comment Rex on this article, I will
>> offer a comment or two. The socialism and the deism that Korten
>> puts together will be very much part of the the One World Order (
>> to use a Dr John Coleman phrase)that looks to be going to supersede
>> the NWO. Anything Earth or Global is another empire, ie large
>> scale planning, about which Douglas probably had more to say than
>> any other subject.
>> A lot of seeds ( ideas) now germinating are not original, they have
>> been planted. I am convinced Korten isnt well informed but well
>> cultivated. The thousands of years of successive empires were made
>> known about 4 thousand years ago. You can read about them in the
>> Book of Daniel. It also discloses how it will end. Korten is well
>> off the mark, but the good news is it will end.
>> Peter H
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