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masmdu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 09:54 AM
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28. It's the video editing equivalent of the logical fallacy of false equivalency & appeal to emotion
Edited on Wed Oct-12-11 10:17 AM by masmdu
"Obama and Hilary here are in full support of protest to "seek a chance to contribute and to have a role in the decisions that will shape their lives. LEADERS NEED TO RESPOND TO THOSE ASPIRATIONS and to HELP BUILD THAT BETTER FUTURE.""

This is obviously a call for the Establishment of Democracy as a means of allowing people who up until that point have lived under dictators to "have a roll in the decisions that will shape their lives." We already have a history of democracy here so to expect them to call for democracy would be odd.

As to the 'response of leaders to those aspiration to help build a better future', I support OWS for the very reason that it can bring pressure to force current or evolving leaders to reach such a goal.

The charge of hypocrisy looses it's strength when the comparisons are drawn between situations that are not equivalent. The TACTIC of editing this video in order to create an emotion reaction based on the false equivalency is purposeful manipulation of the viewer and does not serve positive ends.
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  - Wow.  freedom fighter jh   Oct-11-11 04:58 PM   #1 
  - I got really choked up watching this. I love that feeling. Thanks. nt  Modern_Matthew   Oct-11-11 05:12 PM   #2 
  - Yep, it was very powerful and moving.  glowing   Oct-11-11 05:16 PM   #4 
  - WOW!! +1000000000000000000000  Xicano   Oct-11-11 05:12 PM   #3 
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  - That was epic.  Fantastic Anarchist   Oct-11-11 05:27 PM   #6 
  - Wow! Just Wow. Really skewers TPTB.  1monster   Oct-11-11 05:40 PM   #7 
  - Mr. President  nineteen50   Oct-11-11 05:52 PM   #8 
  - He's in the back room with his Wall Street peeps.  Raster   Oct-12-11 12:44 PM   #36 
  - Hypocrisy  nineteen50   Oct-11-11 05:57 PM   #9 
  - very good..nt  xiamiam   Oct-11-11 06:10 PM   #10 
  - Finally the movement we have been waiting for  Mosaic   Oct-11-11 06:56 PM   #11 
  - Wow that says it all!!  workinclasszero   Oct-11-11 06:59 PM   #12 
  - amazing video...  Locrian   Oct-11-11 07:06 PM   #13 
  - Nicely done ;)  civilisation   Oct-11-11 07:23 PM   #14 
  - wow wow wow  Voice for Peace   Oct-11-11 07:43 PM   #15 
  - Powerfully moving  me b zola   Oct-11-11 07:59 PM   #16 
  - YouTube says this video has "potentially inappropriate content,"  KurtNYC   Oct-11-11 08:17 PM   #17 
  - Ah, Google.  Xtraneous   Oct-17-11 10:42 PM   #49 
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  - Wow!  ClayZ   Oct-12-11 01:20 AM   #19 
  - there are  unionworks   Oct-12-11 02:57 AM   #20 
  - Poignant, now how do we get our leaders to view this?  ifnotformazie   Oct-12-11 05:34 AM   #21 
  - Our Founders knew all too well that democracy  spicegal   Oct-12-11 05:49 AM   #22 
  - **** I DON"T Like this...I UN-REC this ...Here is why...(Hear me out on this please) ****  masmdu   Oct-12-11 08:15 AM   #23 
  - The truth is very painful. Denying it won't make it go away.  stillrockin   Oct-12-11 09:08 AM   #24 
  - You imply that I'm denying something?...Do tell...  masmdu   Oct-12-11 09:19 AM   #26 
     - We'll have to agree to disagree.  stillrockin   Oct-12-11 10:28 AM   #30 
  - hmm.  ccavagnolo   Oct-12-11 09:13 AM   #25 
  - +1  freedom fighter jh   Oct-12-11 09:29 AM   #27 
  - It's the video editing equivalent of the logical fallacy of false equivalency & appeal to emotion  masmdu   Oct-12-11 09:54 AM   #28 
     - Hypocrisy has it's own elegant symmetry.  fasttense   Oct-12-11 10:54 AM   #33 
     - Yes totally true  ccavagnolo   Oct-12-11 03:58 PM   #42 
     - You claim we have democracy in this country.  Devil_Fish   Oct-17-11 11:01 PM   #50 
  - It's called balance...  Xtraneous   Oct-17-11 10:36 PM   #48 
  - K&R  raouldukelives   Oct-12-11 09:55 AM   #29 
  - This video makes it clear. Who are you going to vote for now?!  Township75   Oct-12-11 10:35 AM   #31 
  - recommend  xchrom   Oct-12-11 10:52 AM   #32 
  - Bloody Outstanding  malthaussen   Oct-12-11 11:11 AM   #34 
  - Superb. This is truly a moment in history.  JBoy   Oct-12-11 12:27 PM   #35 
  - Our Govt. supports demonstrators all over the world-just not in America!  midnight   Oct-12-11 12:58 PM   #37 
  - Because it is paid (and very, very well) to support protestors abroad...  Amonester   Oct-12-11 02:35 PM   #38 
  - WHEN  Plucketeer   Oct-12-11 02:38 PM   #39 
  - Kicked and recommended!  Enthusiast   Oct-12-11 02:56 PM   #40 
  - Poignant, well done piece of social art!  Dont call me Shirley   Oct-12-11 03:12 PM   #41 
  - Put it on facebook.  icymist   Oct-12-11 04:05 PM   #43 
  - The more they oppress a people the more they will  lovuian   Oct-12-11 04:09 PM   #44 
  - It does make American Exceptionalism look pretty shallow...  KansDem   Oct-12-11 04:21 PM   #45 
  - Is it possible to send this to all the congress critters,  lsewpershad   Oct-12-11 04:53 PM   #46 
  - Excellent!  mia   Oct-12-11 08:21 PM   #47 
  - It's time to stop living the lie  RegieRocker   Oct-18-11 12:38 PM   #51 

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