Sunday, 18 October 2009

Back from my hols but things still as before

I returned 6 days ago from one of my now increasingly frequent sailing holidays in the warm and pleasant waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. The weather was excellent, I missed the party conference season and I even managed to sing a love song to my wife at the old Greek theatre at Epidaurus. It must have been OK as I was given a round of applause from the German tourists who were sitting in the back row of the 14000 seat open air theatre! I could not however oblige them with an aria from the Merry Widow - I can't remember the words except. "everyone's in love with love and I love you" and that it used to be one of Adolf's favourites.

Depressing that things in the UK are still the same. EU, keep your hands of the City says BoJo/Gord and every other UK politico seeking votes. As always the excact opposite will happen. The EU will have their way because our political classes are impotent faced with the EU. Our best hope lies with the moneyed classes but I fear the famous UKIPer, SponPlague, will soon be joined by many of these kindred spirits in the city of Zurich. Perhaps I should open another gnome shop there.

Onto the Democracy Forum to find Croucher still smearing anyone who does not love Nigel. Croucher, McTrough and all the other Faragistas employ what is called an ad hominem argument. Wilkepia gives an instructive definition of ths type of illogicality:

Ad hominem abusive

Ad hominem abusive (also called argumentum ad personam[by whom?]) usually involves insulting or belittling one's opponent, but can also involve pointing out factual but ostensible character flaws or actions which are irrelevant to the opponent's argument. This tactic is logically fallacious because insults and even true negative facts about the opponent's personal character have nothing to do with the logical merits of the opponent's arguments or assertions.

This tactic is frequently employed as a propaganda tool among politicians who are attempting to influence the voter base in their favor through an appeal to emotion rather than by logical means, especially when their own position is logically weaker than their opponent's.[original research?]


  • "You can't believe Jack when he says God exists. He doesn't even have a job."
  • "Candidate Jane's proposal about zoning is ridiculous. She was caught cheating on her taxes in 2003."
Now does that not sum up Croucher's technique pretty well. Its as old as the hills or certainly as old as Julius Caesar.

To put in in the current UK football obsessed vernacular it's ,"Playing the man not the ball", something the UKIP cabal do all the time. They fiddle while the City burns.

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