"Only a dangerously misinformed invalid would believe these statements are Anti-American. The truth of the matter is this shows signs that you and I believe in a purer America, an America that could be better. An America that can develop the reputation of credibility and hope. Not an American that has been taken hostage by War mongering tycoons that do bad things in our name."
This mindset has been occupying my attention a lot recently, here and elsewhere. It is making me realize that more attention has to be paid to other factors in problems than just the issues themselves. Specifically, to the indaequacy of our mental "model" of what people are and how they think.
We continually procede on the assumption that everybody is capable of rational, objective analysis and independent thought. But experience (here and elsewhere) continually shows that this is not, in fact, the case with many people. Although it is always presented as if it were a difference of opinion, many people show that they are incapable of distancing themselves from the matrix of inter-woven daydreams that comprise the zeitgeist in which they live,and from which they derive their sense of identity and value as people. This, to them, is non-negotiable.
It is as if one were dealing in colors with the colorblind, or timbre with the tone-deaf.
This (for all practical purposes) incapacity has to receive some attention also, IMO.
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