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  •  "when the truth would have better served." (9+ / 0-)

    A classic sign of an alcoholic is that they would lie, even when it would be easier to tell the truth.  We half joke about "drinking the Kool-Aid" but their insistence on lying has gotten way beyond the joke stage.  

    I don't have any answers, either, because those who buy into their lies just aren't interested in anything that contradicts them.  It's pretty hard to "educate" folks who denigrate education or to present valid scientific evidence to those who don't believe or respect scientists.  Believe me, I've tried.  This seems like an impossible thing to overcome without some kind of cataclysmic, come-to-Jesus moment that will shock people out of their stupor.  In the case of things like climate change or Iran, that moment may be way too late...

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 04:30:12 PM PST

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