On 5/2/12, Jon Anderson <[address removed]> wrote:
> Jon: last week at the Saint Paul Socrates Cafe one of our older members said
> that when he graduated high school the times seemed simpler and he "knew
> where he stood". Could it be that for him facts back then were fewer and
> less in doubt? Could it be that with the passage of time we have as a
> species learned ever more about reality, about facts, thereby making our
> experience of reality more complex, less comforting or predictable? My
> brother in law requires only one "fact" in his estimation of our current
> president: "he's a sonofabitch!" When I asked him for more facts he uses in
> support of his opinion he says "I don't wanna talk about it!"
Yep most americans are like that--I realized eons ago that it's easier
to affect change via fear/manipulation/propoganda than it is to
EDUCATE the public.
Without a spoonful of sugar, the medicine won't go down.