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Frenchy resorts to namecalling

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on December 21, 1999 at 18:00:58:

In Reply to: Sidewalk Dropping Flamenco posted by Frenchy on December 21, 1999 at 11:12:08:

: : : $$$$$$$$$$$$$$Your assuming that everyone would benefit from a free education leading to highly skilled jobs. Where has this occured? In the Soviet Union? In Cuba? Aren't those countries only proof that not everyone has the native ability to do skilled/professional work?

: : SDF: Frenchy can imagine proof anywhere he wants; proving something, on the other hand, is a matter for intellectual adults.

: Oh, a wound to my heart!
: Socialists are always talking bs about the wonderful educational system of Cuba. Where are the accomplishments you'd expect to see?
: Weasel.

SDF: No Frenchy, I'm saying you're WRONG in your elitist assumptions about education. Nearly EVERYONE has the ability to do skilled/ professional work, if given the chance.

: : : Or even wants to do that sort of work? Or does your interest in this have more to do with being an educator yourself and thereby benefitting from gov't sponsored 'educational' spending? Department of Education delenda est.
: : : You'd probably be shocked to learn that only about 17% of total gov't spending goes to defense. The majority of gov't spending goes to 'entitlements'.

: : SDF: Frenchy didn't bother to look at my link, where the above assumption was thoroughly debunked. There's really no point wasting time with an explanation, since Frenchy's wilful ignorance will have changed not one whit as a result.
: That's right. Your a charlatan.

SDF: Too bad I'm right and you're wrong. That's 48%, 48% for "defense".

See, Frenchy, one of the most powerful arguments out there is the appeal to truth -- you think you can get away with the appeal to propaganda, maybe 1% of your audience has been so conditioned by your favorite code phrases that it will overlook your failure to examine evidence, your failure to present evidence, your failure to use logic, your use of namecalling when valid argument fails you...

If anyone on this BBS exemplifies the need for education, it's you. Go take a course in argumentation/ debate.

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