Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe] 5/1/12 questions and discussion

From: Siva
Sent on: Thursday, May 3, 2012 3:23 PM
On 5/2/12, Jon Anderson <[address removed]> wrote:
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>
> 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.

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