Mytheos Holt is a Tit, or Do The Blaze Readers Grasp Irony?

This is what you get when Glenn Beck orders the staff of the blaze to write about things they don’t understand. 

You do not need to scroll further than Straw Man # 1, though 4 is my favorite, in which a Straw Man argument from the writer (Mytheos Holt) is used to refute a “Straw Man” the president “had” in his speech:

Straw Man #1:

“For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.”

The President’s line about muskets and militias is a rhetorical flourish more than an argument, but the first part of this line is an obvious straw man. No one in the current political climate is arguing for a complete dissolution of government power such that only the American people as a collective would be responsible for defending the country or performing any other task. Rather, the question is how much responsibility should be left to private citizens. Saying “private citizens cannot handle all responsibilities” is not the same as saying “private citizens cannot handle any responsibility at all.”

[I added the bold for emphasis, nothing else has been changed]

Two thoughts come to mind. 

1. Is The Blaze trying to be an ironic joke perpetrated on “The Fringe Right?” 
2. And if not, how low are Wesleyan’s, the writer’s Alma mater, standards?  

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