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Bill O’Reily’s Dream of Inequality Forever

Colbert Takes on Bill-O’s Logical Fallacy and Demonstrates the Largest Weakness in Conservative Thinking

On last night’s The Colbert Report, Stephen examined the logical fallacies of right-wing pundit and part-time hot air balloon, Bill O’Reilly, who argued that the fight to stop gender inequality, marriage inequality, racial inequality and the last and most intriguing inclusion, income inequality, were pointless because some people are better at some things than others.

I’m going to label this one in our “Know Thy Enemy” section as well, since it is such a great example of a typical right-wing conservative logical fallacy that it deserves serious mention. It underscores the illogical logic of the Right and their attempts to rationalize their black and white thinking in a world filled with complex shades of grey and… colors. If they were smart enough to comprehend the contradictions in their line of thinking,

Bill at one point even argues that he will never be as tall as Shaq, so he therefore will never be good at basketball so rich people deserve to be rich because of their amazing ability to inherit money and use it to buy up companies and ship jobs to China, ya know, Job Creators, like Mitt Romney and the Koch Brothers. Ok, so he may not have actually said that last part, that was added to illustrate the truth, though that is the point of what he is saying. People are born unequal, so let’s just let the natural order of things, or a more precise term, the natural selection of things run its course. The poor get swallowed up and spit out, so be it. Funny that conservatives seem to love Darwin’s Theory of Evolution when it comes to rationalizing their unequal and completely unjustifiable domination of the world’s wealth, just not when it comes to science and the natural order of nature.

Well anyway, let’s let the master of irony himself run the natural course of this logic to its logical conclusion. Which is a whole hell of a lot funnier than anything I can come up with.

 

Oh and in case you want to know more about logical fallacies, here is a cheat sheet:

 

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About Joshua Johnson

For 8 years, Soapblox.com has functioned as the political blog for up and coming writer, Joshua Johnson. While he writes many different styles of writing ranging from science fiction to social commentary, his true love lies in politics and history. With a degree in History from CSUN, his love of history shines through in his perspective. Josh’s articles are focused heavily on telling the truth and cutting through the subjective and relative nature that is prevailing these days. Hailing from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, Josh has had a decidedly middle-class upbringing, which has translated into a deeply rooted love of the Progressive movement of the early 20th Century. A self-described “progressive” Josh’s political views are quite mixed though lean left of center.