posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 06:31 PM
I'm going to keep this short, because I know there are many recovering from tendinitis as well as ACL surgeries, so the jerking of knees is quite
Anyways, I was conserving with an acquaintance when (of course) he brought up the topic of politics. The usual banter occurred - when I noticed
something that I always notice.
Being a "Trump supporter," and I use that term lightly - my friend hardly has an interest in politics, and he willfully admits so. Anyways, he then
began talking about the "Socialist," then as always, "The Communist."
And I have to draw a comparison, and one that each time I do so, draws much anger and possible contenders for the wittiest one-liners of all time,
minus the witty part. For reasons unknown to myself, for I'm hardly a supporter of any current presidential candidate. Keep it in your pants, I'm
not a Nazi-worshipping right winger nor am I a lefty who wants all teh free stuffz.
Anyways, I made it a point to my friend; isn't there a difference between socialism and communism? In which he replied, I don't know - they're
basically the same thing, it's close enough.
But hold on - this is what gets me.
They aren't the same thing.
My friend, who is very knowledgable in electronic devices, would absolutely agree with me that a .20 gauge wire is not the same as 0.06. Are they
basically the same thing? Absolutely - but there are distinct differences.
Is there a difference between decaf and regular coffee? Yes, "but they're basically the same thing," not really.
Isn't there a difference between "semi-auto," and "automatic?" But - I mean, it's close enough to say they're the same thing, right?
Oh - but of course not, "that's different," "that's a fallacy," yeah, yeah - but how about we begin to apply some logical consistency, and stop
choosing to see things in black and white when it suits our need.
Is there a difference between mayonnaise and miracle whip? I mean, it's basically the same thing.
Again - not a supporter of any presidential candidate, sorry to disappoint, and I've been seeing this across the board.
My example may not be the best, but it demonstrates a point.
Socialism and communism are in fact different, albeit similar. Methamphetamine and Tylenol are in fact different, albeit similar.
But we clearly distinguish between the two, as is with almost anything. A .2/.5ohm build are in fact different, albeit similar. Except for one can
lead to an overheating build, venting battery and possible explosion. The other is meant to withstand high temperatures.
Again - no partisan politics, just trying to demonstrate a point. When pumping gas, do you just decide to put diesel fuel in a V6 because "it's
basically the same thing?"
Of course not.