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28 July 2013

The Slippery Slope

I've seen this Argument used a lot in recent issues. And I mean, a lot

Not to say that I'm totally innocent of it, I sometimes find myself slipping down it, but I try my best to correct myself if I do find myself engaged in a debate where I've unconsciously deployed it.

What I'm here to talk about today is the prolonged use of the slippery slope.

Conservatives are well known for this one. Lord Tebbit recently so on Gay Marriage

“It would lift my worries about inheritance tax because maybe I’d be allowed to marry my son. Why not? Why shouldn’t a mother marry her daughter? Why shouldn’t two elderly sisters living together marry each other?”

But it's not just the crazies who use it. Everyone uses it, from the Far left to the Far right.

Now if you viewed my last blog, you may notice I used this here image about the UK's proposed internet filter:

This one, to be precise

Now, because David Cameron simply praised this system (Which is probably a good system for those who use it!), the Internet has latched onto this connection and is screaming something about this being part of the proposed system he's put forward. 

I've tried my best to make them see this, but everyone screeches about "BUT HE'LL BLOCK EVERYTHING EVER AND-"

Holy fucking shit everyone. Calm your tits. Listen to what you're saying. This is a perfect example of the Slippery Slope.

Yes, there is evidence that the filter will contain more than just porn, but here's the kicker.
It doesn't include Games, Social Networking or Dating

Gasp.

Let go of this image and use the one from Open Rights Group instead. It's a lot more accurate and not as bad.

It's still a fucking stupid idea, don't get me wrong. 
Just avoid the fucking slippery slope, wudja?