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  •  from his wording? the man doesn't know the truth (9+ / 0-)

    from a lie.  he just says anything.

    From his wording - I would guess that he is lying as always!

    •  All ducks are purple (2+ / 0-)
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      ET3117, caul

      Lets perform eine kleine Gedankenexperiment, shall we? Imagine telling your children every day of their lives that you know the biggest secret ever, and that when they grow up you will tell it to them but they must accept it and can never tell anybody else that secret, ever, or they will first be expelled from the family then be burned alive. You and all the adults around you constantly reinforce this until the kids turn seventeen and the great big secret is revealed; the kids learn that despite what their eyes tell them, what other people say, All Ducks Are Purple.

      The kids have two choices; go along to get along or leave the family forever.

      Those who choose the former option must internalize the profound cognitive dissonance of denying the evidence of their senses. One way to do that is to rationalize that there are invisible inner truths and visible outer truths and that only the invisible ones count. I see that as one of the two continuous threads in RMoney's thinking; my inner truth  trumps any and all evidence to the contrary.

      Just getting a handle on the knobs and dials.... Hey, don't touch that!

      by Old Lefty on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 12:40:05 PM PDT

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