Saturday, December 3, 2011
The False TeaParty-Occupation Paradigm
A perilous fallacy is that, in opposing one commonly held position, one must necessarily support what many characterize as its antithesis - when in fact the very binary opposition may arise from idiosyncratic grounds, with many logical alternatives possible. Mr. Stolyarov seeks to transcend the trap of binary thinking with regard to common portrayals of the "Occupy" protests - which neglect to recognize that there are few heroes on *either* side of this debacle, and that opposing the protesters does not commit one to supporting the establishment, or vice versa. Instead, a rational, philosophically grounded, liberty-oriented, civilization-preserving alternative is necessary. The campaign of Ron Paul offers one such alternative.