A Guide to Leftist Fallacies

I would add the strawman fallacy, as well as the single cause fallacy. The strawman is because they misrepresent arguments often, and even repeat the strawman ad nauseam, and the single cause fallacy is because they constantly reduce complex and nuanced arguments to simple arguments (giving multilogical problems monological solutions). They even combine these two fallacies by turning them into an ad hominem by reducing the character of the person making the argument down to a fictional strawman of themselves, such as “you have this viewpoint therefore you are a bigot, misogynist, fascist, and Nazi.”

On a side note, the video producer does not make a distinction between the art of rhetoric, which he calls just rhetoric, and the third aspect of the Trivium, the third of the seven liberal arts, rhetoric.  In the Trivium and the seven liberal arts, rhetoric is not just about being a good speaker, but is the product of gaining enough grammar (knowledge) and logic (understanding), which are the equivalent to what he calls in this video “dialectical conversations”.  So the art of rhetoric bypasses grammar and logic to give a persuasive and emotional based viewpoint, whereas rhetoric as the third step in the Trivium is the product of grammar and logic, and gives an evidence and reason based viewpoint.

To further insulate your mind from predatory and manipulative logic, I highly recommend the following book: The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation

 

 

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