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

From: Siva
Sent on: Thursday, May 3, 2012 3:26 PM
On 5/3/12, Siva <[address removed]> wrote:
> 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.
>
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