As one example that can be extrapolated to most of the arguments on the Right (think the recent monuments and flags debate), consider the complaints that NFL players are being “political” by protesting peacefully during the national anthem. To wit:
- Standing for national anthem = POLITICAL ACT
- NFL playing the national anthem = POLITICAL ACT
- Telling people not to protest = POLITICAL ACT
The logic flaw is grounded in this: People call “political” anything they dislike, don’t agree with; their own views appear “right” and thus “not political.” This is lazy thinking, and self-contradictory.
And thus, 9 seconds from Deadpool: