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ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: LOGIC – and racism.


I once took a logic class when I was a sophomore in college.   The one thing we (I)  learned is (and my terminology may not be correct here) by using mathematical type logistics nearly anything can be given the impression to be logical.  Which can/or often can be false.  It’s the three interconnecting/overlapping circle of logic (I know that is not how it is referred).   But, you place a statement in each circle and by interconnecting with another makes the illogical logical.   If you took a class on logic, you’ve probably heard the:   Every dog is an animal.  Every cat is an animal; therefore every dog is a cat or every animal is a dog logic.   However, every dog and cat are animals.

So, what is my point?   No, I am obviously not going to teach a logics class anytime soon.  But how did we get to:  One bad racist/hate group enters a circle, another bad racist/hate group interconnects their circle, and yes there was at least one other racist/hate group interconnecting the other circles but they (according to all the leftist/alt right/ liberal/anti-Trump groups)  who make-up a great deal of these circles………how does one come out to be a good guy without any shared fault?   If you use the formula above, Trump is absolutely correct………all are wrong, all were at fault.   A KKK member is now a Nazi, all anti-Trumpers are now KKK members……..   They all are like the cats and dogs, they are animals and all animals cats.    All are still racist/hate groups.   How did anyone win in Charlottesville?