The Fallacious Argument and Rhetorical Trap That Everyone Discriminates

To Say That Everyone Does This Or That Is A Fallacy

Just Because You And Your Ilk Discriminates Doesn’t Mean Everybody On The Planet Innately Discriminates

If you have become flustered by this specious counterargument, don’t consider it a failure on your part to offer a sufficient rebuttal, just see it as an insoluble occurrence of erraticism that is beyond your control. In fact it is the incredulously unsound, unreasonableness exhibited from this lack of self-control and self-awareness that is so repugnant and off-putting that makes responding cogently to unwieldy statements like these so tedious.

Everybody that is rich is not necessarily nor innately happy

Our daily life is mostly, made of cases in which we lose money and/or time and/or energy and/or appetite, cheerfulness and good health because of the improbable action of some preposterous creature who has nothing to gain and indeed gains nothing from causing us embarrassment, difficulties or harm. Nobody knows, understands or can possibly explain why that preposterous creature does what he [or she]does. — Carlo Cipolla.

Discrimination of any sort is adversarial. The ill-conceived concept proposes and imbues a zero-sum relationship which inevitably sets the parameters for a win-lose policy approach to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness aided and abetted by the social constructs of racialization and inequality.

  1. Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. — Carlo Cipolla., The Basic Laws Of Human Stupidity

The lazy use of this general statement and cliché as a counterargument reflects this by-product of motivated ignorance known as belief-insensitivity— “this state of not-knowing is best understood as one in which an agent’s beliefs do not respond to truth or evidence[…]as a result of that agent’s failure to either attend to relevant and available evidence or to change their beliefs in response to this evidence (which I call agential insensitivity).”(Woomer, M., 2015).

We understand that such agency is wrapped up in the tribalism of the racial hierarchy proffered to us all by the vanity and insanity of whiteness. Any placation of and to this callous system of socialization is agential as a means to a dehumanizing end.

This blanket statement on how everybody does this or that turned cliche seeks to ameliorate something that is quite negative and is a self-defeating delusion. There are many of us who do not have a racist bone in our bodies, especially those who assert and maintain that there is no such thing as race, even within our race-based culture. As you continue with this tit for tat charade, you and your ilk are essentially trying to redefine or empathize with racism as if it were some infectious disease. A rather convenient disease for some and a terrible adversity for others to have under this pseudo profound social construct. Embracing racist attitudes is not morally acceptable on any level and this “appeal to nature” proposition is a complete farce.

Try treating racism as a bad habit and not an opportunity to invalidate the conspiratorial nature and harm behind what is really a fraudulent thought process or scam. There simply isn’t any logical, reasonable, truth to racism or its equivalent, discrimination.

It is a rhetorical fallacy to posit that all humans discriminate against one another in an attempt to ameliorate or validate racism by this false appeal to nature. It is not natural to discriminate simply because millions of people are participating in discrimination. Just as it not natural for us to want to smoke simply because millions of us partake in smoking.

I do believe that there is a majority of Americans who have discriminatory views towards our neighbors across the southern border. Included in this contingent are most noticeably and ironically Mexican Americans and other Latin American minorities who either placate white Trump supporters or are willfully ignorant of their own self-interests or ill-advised discriminations. There are Blacks and Asians who also fill this imbecilic bag of hatred.

But so what!?! There is a large enough proportion of smokers who encourage and create the demand for harmful tobacco to be sold which in turn promote bad health — even for non-smokers. There is a large enough proportion of gun advocates who don’t mind the consequential harm of gun violence but feel it is our natural right to arms. Tim Wu’s thought-provoking piece for the NYTimes on The Oppression of the Supermajority examines how there is this willful thwarting of the popular will by our very own governance.

In our era, it is primarily Congress that prevents popular laws from being passed or getting serious consideration. (Holding an occasional hearing does not count as “doing something.”) Entire categories of public policy options are effectively off-limits because of the combined influence of industry groups and donor interests. There is no principled defense of this state of affairs — and indeed, no one attempts to offer such a justification. Instead, legislative stagnation is cynically defended by those who benefit from it with an unconvincing invocation of the rigors of our system of checks and balances.

Besides self-interest there is also this scourge of having ill-founded ideologies and mired in belief-insensitivity about discrimination and about what makes good public policy sense. We are far from reforming ourselves as one nation, instead we give credence to xenophobic nations and amunition to the rhetoric on how democracy doesn’t work.

Everyone does not want a border wall and everyone does not consider building one a national emergency. Everyone does not believe that immigrants coming across the border poses a national security threat. Everyone does not believe in the President’s rhetoric. Everyone is not stupid because Trump was elected president. See popular vote.

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