Logic, Fallacies, and the Trivium: Tony Myers Interviews Jan Irvin

Author: Lisa ArbercheskiJune 4, 2011
Tags:control, fallacies, interview, irvin, jan, logic, method, mind, myers, tony, trivium


Gnostic Media: This is an interview from the week of April 11, filmed & produced by Tragedy and Hope in Connecticut.

Ref: (9:18) of Donald Rumsfeld being asked if he is a lizard. The link below is to audio of Lewis C.K. asking him that question (1:06:49):
It’s a ridiculous question and even dumber that Rumsfeld didn’t answer it.

The issue of ment/mente:
The only use of government is to control the mind. The mente is Latin for mind, like “meant”. Some try to confuse the ‘mente’ with the suffix ment, but, in the political sense, there is no application for governing (steering/controlling) others outside the human mind.

Many words have a suffix ment. However, in middle and old English government was “govern-mente”. See this Google book search:

The Oxford English dictionary (OED) defines government as: 1) The action of governing (see senses of the vb.). a.1.a The action of ruling; continuous exercise of authority over the action of subjects or inferiors; authoritative direction or regulation; control, rule.

2) The manner in which one’s action is governed. a.2.a In physical sense: Management of the limbs or body; movements, demeanour; also, habits of life, regimen. b.2.b In moral sense: Conduct, behaviour; becoming conduct, discretion.

Main Forms of the Latin word “mind”: Mens, Mentis Gender: Feminine Declension: Third Singular Plural Nominative Mens Mentes Genitive Mentis Mentum Dative Menti Mentibus Accusative Mentem Mentes Ablative Mente Mentibus Vocative Mens Mentes To control “the mind” is ablative singular, therefore, mente.

OED: [Com. WGer.: OE. mǽnan = OFris. mêna to signify, OS. mênian to intend, signify, make known (MLG., MDu. mênen, mod.Du. meenen), OHG. meinen to have in mind (hence also, to love), to intend, signify, make known, mention (MHG. and mod.G. meinen, now chiefly, to have in one’s mind, to hold or express an opinion); cf. the compounds, OS. gimênian to make known, OHG. gemeinen to proclaim, show forth, bimeinen to decree, destine, dedicate (whence bimeinida testament).

OED: Forms: 1 mǽnan, 3 mæinen, 3–7 mene, meane, 4 men, meen, 4–5 meene, 4–6 meine, Sc. meyn(e, 5 menne, 6–7 mein, 6– mean. pa. tense. α. 1 mǽnde, 3 mende, 4 meenede, mennede, 4–5 mened, 4–6 Sc. menit, -yt, 5 menyd, 6 Sc. meynd, meind, me(i)nit, 6–9 meaned, (6 Sc. -it); β. 4–5 mente, 4–7 ment, 6– meant. pa. pple. α. 1 (ᴁe)mǽned, 5 meened, 6–9 meaned; β. 4–5 yment, 5 imente, imeynt; 4–5 mente, 4–7 ment, 6– meant.

“Mente” is Latin noun for mind.

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