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  •  Never futile. (2+ / 0-)
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    kenlac, Fogiv

    An uphill climb, as always, but people who promote Reason will never labor under the delusion that it's the standard condition of humankind.

    A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

    by Troubadour on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:51:22 PM PST

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    •  True. But it's not even reason that's in question (3+ / 0-)
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      Fogiv, Troubadour, SoCalSal

      in this case: here you're just trying to nail down some raw facts first, that you can then apply reason to.

      This used to be the order sane people approached things with: facts, comprehension, reaction, judgment. In that order.

      But today that's taking the long way 'round. Why go though all those tedious steps when you can just gauge someone else's tone of outrage and immediately skip right to your own? We're all supposed to act like the Queen of Hearts: reaction now, reason later. If we ever do bother with the second part.

      I support OWS. But that doesn't mean I support every dumb idea someone has about it.

      by kenlac on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 07:59:17 PM PST

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