JP is a master at using “reductio ad absurdum”, the reduction to absurdity, to make his points by following the horrible logic of leftist and totalitarian thinking to its logical conclusions, and copy pasting them into other spheres of experience to show how absurd they actually are.
Disproof of a proposition by showing an absurdity to which it leads when carried to its logical conclusion, the carrying of something to an absurd extreme. ~Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Many people try this and end up making the false equivalence fallacy, which is essentially comparing apples to oranges, but he walks the fine line quite well and makes his points in a logically sound manner.
False equivalence is a logical fallacy in which an equivalence is drawn between two subjects based on flawed or false reasoning. […] Colloquially, a false equivalence is often called “comparing apples and oranges.” This fallacy is committed when one shared trait between two subjects is assumed to show equivalence, especially in order of magnitude, when equivalence is not necessarily the logical result. False equivalence is a common result when an anecdotal similarity is pointed out as equal, but the claim of equivalence does not bear scrutiny because the similarity is based on oversimplification or ignorance of additional factors. ~Wikipedia
When one is able to copy and paste the logic of something from one sphere to another, to determine if the logic is sound or not, they are in alignment with the Hermetic principle/law of correspondence, which states “as above, so below, as within, so without”. According to the Kybalion, an authoritative book on the topic of the seven Hermetic laws,
the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature. There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us. This Principle is of universal application and manifestation, on the various planes of the material, mental, and spiritual universe–it is an Universal Law. The ancient Hermetists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the obstacles which hid from view the Unknown. ~The Kybalion, chapter 2
The Hermetic principle of correspondence is much like data mapping in database management, where a table in a client’s front end corresponds to a different table in the database’s back end. It can also be likened to port mapping in the IT world, where a port on one’s firewall/router is mapped to a different port on a specific server behind the firewall. This principle allows us to peek behind the curtain of the secret, by observing and getting to know what is manifest, for example, one can observe a behavior and discover a corresponding feeling, and then observe that feeling, and discover the corresponding (and underlying) thought pattern. As mentioned above, this principle also allows us to determine whether or not logic is sound, by copy/pasting it onto other realms/spheres, to see if it holds up or not.
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