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How Do You Choose Who And What to Believe?

Posted 12-09-2017 at 12:17 PM by switchtoecig


I'm glad that quite a few here took the question seriously. It is important, especially in the time of ever growing revisionism and half truths floating around.

It seems that sides on US political arena have more and more events and people they have opposing opinions on.

There's less and less space for admiting own mistakes which is being replaced by the assumed infalibility of own side and incessant taunting of the other one.

Also, you seem to be living your own version of the Age of Feuilleton as described by Hermann Hesse in his novel Glass Bead Game (Glassperlenspiel). In a nutshell, it was a time when the Reason (or intellect), liberated from the shackles of both Religion and State still chose the wrong path and became perverted, because it couldn't formulate an authentic new law it could respect. So, some among the best minds took part in trivial writing for the massess. Famous people of that time were interviewed on topic completely outside of their field. „All that mattered in those pieces was to link a well known name with a subject of current topical interest.“ Feuilletonistische Zeit, indeed.

Basically brains for sale all around. Amid the confusion thus created, I can't really blame the „poorly educated“ that much. If those who should know better do not act in the best interest of their own less lucky compatriots, what can you expect from those who may not know better.
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