Re: [wwbc] Re: Reminder Crimes Against America
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> I assume, that the demagogic politicians have an easy game, because theyappeal to the group identifying triggers.
>It's not so much a matter of "logical" thinking as being minimally critical.
> And then people don´t use their logical thinking.
Rather than letting one's buttons be pushed, perhaps people could learn to
think not "what can we do about this evil dictator" but "why does this man
want us to accept the statement that the subject in question is an evil
dictator; what's in it for him?" Just question why a politician would make a
statement apart from because it's true, which we all know (EXCEPT when they
wave the flag) they almost never do. Follow the money.
Just realising that we have buttons that are easily pushed and that relate
to group identity might be enough to make a difference. Just try to think
for a while without the assumption that the "good guys" wear the same colour
hats as us - assume you don't know and try to work it out from scratch. This
is all very simplistic, but then we tend to make a very simple mistake -
seeing politicians and their works as dishonest except where they happen to
coincide with what we want to believe.