Reject False Dichotomies

“The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.”

~ Proverbs 22:3

The incredible and incredulous non sequitur that was the James Comey statement signifying the government’s refusal to recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton creates a familiar false dichotomy. It has become the fashion during the Age of Obama to establish a premise for the great unwashed where they are presented with only two choices in any given situation – that the outcome of any given event is pure chance either due to incompetence or ignorance.

The American people tend to absolve the ignorant of responsibility for their actions – but such government by “Oooops!” lends itself to exactly what totalitarians and authoritarians crave – an environment where arbitrary and capricious actions rule the day – where the law is what they say it is, only applies when they say it does and is applicable only to the people they choose to target. It is a world of ex post facto where the actual effect of any law is not known until AFTER an act is committed and the legal system features randomness rather than consistency and stability.

I’ve quoted this passage from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland before but it still is relevant. The contemptuous Humpty Dumpty, sitting up on his wall, said to Alice, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—nothing more, nothing less.” Somewhat perplexed by this, Alice said, “The question is whether you can make words mean different things “The question is,” barked Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

People aren’t required to accept the false premise of the aforementioned dichotomy offered by the ruling class. It is incumbent upon us to understand here is actually a third possibility – that the outcome of any given event is not chance – that the outcome was both planned and desired and is the result of maleficence – the doing of evil or harm.

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