Showing posts with label David Parkman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Parkman. Show all posts

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Epitome of Appeal To Fear

Like Mr. Parkman in the video below, when I first saw the ad for the "Obamacare Survival Guide," I could not believe how deeply the Right had fallen into the logical fallacy of Appeal to Fear. Unlike him, however, I spent several minutes laughing my ass off.

Of course, that didn't sit too well with the militant looking individual behind the counter at Firestone where I was getting new tires. He was glued to Fox News (where the ad aired) like a true believer on a Sunday. He glared at me and asked, "What's not true about the ad?" I started to tick off the list and as the facts spilled out, he acted more and more like a 5th grade boy. By the time my new tires were on, he had proceeded to warn me of how Obama was destroying the economy and civil war was imminent.

Oh, and he also told me that Kim Jong-un was going to launch a nuclear missile at the United States. He knew this because he served in the military in South Korea. This was about a month ago and, as of yet, no missile.

Anyway, Mr. Parkman's analysis here is spot on.