No Minister

Got ya Reductio ad absurdum right here

In logic, reductio ad absurdum (Latin for “reduction to absurdity”), is the form of argument that attempts to establish a claim by showing that the opposite scenario would lead to absurdity or contradiction.

It can be used to disprove a statement by showing that it would inevitably lead to a ridiculous, absurd, or impractical conclusion, or to prove a statement by showing that if it were false, then the result would be absurd or impossible.

If the people in that video weren’t white and speaking in Aussie accents, you’d be mistaken for thinking this was coming out of some third-world dictatorship in the Middle East or South America. Afghanistan perhaps.

I’ve seen more than a few jibes in recent days about the comparison between the Taliban and Right Wing conservatives: you know the diatribe; anti-abortion, anti-gay, etc.

But those are just the symptoms. The true hallmark of the Taliban is authoritarianism and totalitarianism, and on that front the State governments of New South Wales and Victoria, and their Police, are the ones looking more like the Taliban every day.

If you support lockdowns don’t make excuses for what you’ve just seen and don’t kid yourself that it can’t happen here in New Zealand. What you’re seeing is the entirely logical result (the post started with a quote about logic) of how governments have reacted to Covid-19, especially with lockdowns that are repeated.

I’ve added the “Post Covid-19” tag on this post as a bit of a joke. This is our post-Covid-19 world.

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  1. Not for nothing is the Victorian premier now called ”TALIDAN”

    adolffinkensen

    August 19, 2021 at 12:05 pm

  2. Who would have thought that I would spend my retirement in a dystopia under house arrest with the authorities wanting to subject me to multiple rapes with needles to inseminate me with RNA cooked up by mad scientists

    This is the end of the West as all the things that made it the most desirable place to live are thrown away in the name of public safety

    Andrei

    August 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm

  3. Yes and what is worse both Act and National cant even seem to fabricate an alternative policy.

    National in particular using a parrot, saves on thinking I guess.

    Screech screech “we can do it better”

    Its like they have never heard of Denmark, or Sweden or other countries alternative approaches. Its as if doing a bit of research on other countries and the virus is beyond their capability, or perhaps their resouces.

    Restricting the rights of the individual is the easy answer, and certainly one National is buying into.

    Too many fucking lawyers in National I bet.

    rossco

    August 19, 2021 at 6:15 pm


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