Red Hovanian Herrings Abound

August 3, 2015

“I truly believe we’re not unlike all other small communities in the Province” states Oliver’s Mayor Hovanes and “next September I will meet with the Ministry of Justice to discuss barring released prisoners from making Oliver their home”.

Oliver Ironical Readers smell an overflowing creel of Red Herrings.

Oliver is nothing like all other small communities in the Province because:

            (a) Per Capita . . . Oliver’s Main Street showcases more unoccupied buildings and more vacant lots than any other small BC community.   

            (b) Most, if not all other small B.C. communities have more than one (1) Public House and at least one (1) Full Service Family Friendly  Hotel.

            (c) Most, if not all other small B.C. Communities have some semblance of an economic development entity.

            (d) Most, if not all other small B.C. Communities boasting one winery combined with the foregoing (a) (b) & (c) would not call themselves Canada’s wine capital.

            (e) All other small B.C. Communities except Oliver, Area C & O.I.B. held prior Public Meetings regarding the establishment of British Columbia’s largest (by far) Maximum Security Penitentiary. 

            (f) No other  small B.C. community except Oliver, Area C & O.I.B. had their elected, without Public input and under cover of night, go to Victoria to secure said Maximum Security Penitentiary.

A Red Herring is a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue. The basic idea is to “win” an argument by leading attention away from the argument and to another topic. This sort of “reasoning” has the following form:

            1.Topic A is under discussion

            2.Topic B is introduced under the guise of being relevant to Topic A  

            3.Topic A is abandoned.

also see  B.C. Prison Populations vs. the Locales’ Locals

One Response to Red Hovanian Herrings Abound

  1. Redneck Randall on August 21, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Might as well have a soda.
    And ask the loaded questions.
    Public opinion is easy to sway.
    I think you need a patsy, a front man.
    Remember the Manchurian candidate. Hope life is good!

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