[conspire] Book Burning continues thanks to the Feds

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Fri Mar 25 12:54:36 PDT 2011

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 08:48:36AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> > Their not the only ones who have trouble with the term "fair use".  The
> > courts after years of propaganda at every corner have themselves been
> > victemized by the brain washing of the media giants.  And THAT is why
> > you need a fair use law, a big commercial entity like Google to help
> > fund the lobbying to get it, and a reverse campaign of propaganda and
> > talking points, such as you can find very annoying.
> Maybe, but you're barking up the wrong tree if you seriously allege that
> the now-failed proposed legal settlement would have done anything at all
> to advance that cause.  It simply wouldn't have.
> > These battles aren't won by being "reasonable", not when the court
> > system itself have become corrupted and subverted, but through
> > relentless, bullheaded, constant propagation of the message.
> Sorry, but you've not heard of the Fallacy of the Excluded Middle?
>   The False Dilemma fallacy occurs when an argument offers a false range
>   of choices and requires that you pick one of them. The range is false
>   because there may be other, unstated choices which would only serve to
>   undermine the original argument. If you concede to pick one of those
>   choices, you accept the premise that those choices are indeed the only
>   ones possible. Usually, only two choices are presented, thus the term
>   "False Dilemma"; however, sometimes there are three (trilemma) or more
>   choices offered.
>   This is sometimes referred to as the "Fallacy of the Excluded Middle"
>   because it can occur as a misapplication of the Law of the Excluded
>   Middle. This "law of logic" stipulates that with any proposition, it
>   must be either true or false; a "middle" option is "excluded". When
>   there are two propositions, and you can demonstrate that either one or
>   the other must logically be true, then it is possible to argue that the
>   falsehood of one logically entails the truth of the other.
>   That, however, is a tough standard to meet - it can be very difficult to
>   demonstrate that among a given range of statements (whether two or
>   more), one of them absolutely has to be correct. It certainly isn't
>   something which can simply be taken for granted, but this is precisely
>   what the False Dilemma Fallacy tends to do.
> Alternatives to being victimised are not limited to going onto every
> possible discussion forum on the Internet, and making a pest of yourself
> to the point where people tune you out.
> And yeah, I _am_ saying you tend to do that.  Often, in fact.

I agree that there is room for discussion within the context of a
propaganda war.  It's best left for the back room at the Killarny Rose
so that Time Warners agents don't get wind of it and by all means, make
certain that you don't do it on paper or with email, otherwise Julian
Assange will get a hold of it and destroy all your political gains.

Also, Media Conglamerates, their PR departments, and the Legal Teams
have no such emotional pains when formulating their attack on 12 year
old girls ripping copies of Taylor Swift music, Girls Scouts Singing
Happy Birthday, Public Schools using math textbooks, or anyone else who
might have a digital information machine in their bedroom to watch their

Tah Tah and my love to all.


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