Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kim Jong Il was no true Scotsman

... although he supposedly enjoyed his Scotch.

Kim Jong Il's death has put North Korea into the headlines, and the true believers are trying to argue away the failure of their world view by saying that countries like North Korea are not truly communist or socialist. This is, of course, an example of the "no true Scotsman" fallacy. If this argument is taken to its logical conclusion, then true communism, like a true Klein bottle, cannot exist in our world.

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