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Old 2nd June 2011, 02:12 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Scott Sommers View Post
Anthony James Hall - Is "Up Canada Way" meant to satirize "Down Mexico Way"?
Yes, it was, but actually that was a mistake on my part. I had initially intended to post two or three things about Canadian Truthers, but when I started digging on Holocaust Denial at VT and found that Zundel's wife posts there, the focus of the post changed. I should have retitled it "Why Does Joshua Blakeney have so many ties to Holocaust Deniers?"

BTW, guilt by association is a fallacy only if the association is a common idea or value or interest that is not the controversial or negative thing about the person to whom the association is claimed. For example:

Hitler was a vegetarian.
Morgan Spurlock is a vegetarian.
Therefore Hitler and Morgan Spurlock are equally evil.

Of course, this one's pretty obviously nutty and not likely to fool anyone. On the other hand, if Morgan Spurlock and Hitler were good buddies, it would not be a guilt by association to point that fact out.
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