Love is like symbolic illogic

In 1981, noted singer/musician/social commentator Donnie Iris, after opining on the unreliability of large segments of society (teachers, preachers, doctors, lawyers, politicians, paycheck providers, et. al.), followed this up with the following syllogism:

Love can rock you.
Never stop you.
Ah. Ah. Ah. Ah.
Love is like… a rock.

Let’s set aside the tenuous relationship between this argument and reliability for the moment, and deconstruct the logic here, shall we?

We start off with the statement, “Love can rock you.” I can go along with that in a metaphorical sense. Strong emotion is entirely capable of upsetting your core values. But can a rock? Continue reading

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