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  •  Ray is the One True Scottsman in Ray's mind (4+ / 0-)
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    misslegalbeagle, emelyn, erush1345, FG

    You nailed it. He's basically asking why doesn't everyone who considers themselves progressive see things exactly as he sees them and unite behind him in his new movement to overthrow "the system."

    Unions, environmentalists, Democrats, whatever, they're wrong and not as smart as Ray.

    •  Well, he has some evidence to back him up. (3+ / 0-)
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      The serious decline of unions and their influence. The utter failure of environmentalists to take a bite out of climate change.  Democrats talking about cutting Social Security.

      If the old ways have led to these outcomes, perhaps Ray is not being ignorant in thinking his way is better, or at least offers a better chance of being better.

    •  you know, i don't say it to disparage Ray (1+ / 0-)
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      erush1345

      he's a thinker and the world would be fucked without thinkers, but thinkers do need to realize at some point that when they are thinking about other people that there has to be some respect for those people.  it's called humility.  it doesn't mean that you shouldn't offer your ideas.  it just means that you have to respect that there's nothing wrong with people not taking you up on them.  

      •  Thinkers need to think verifiable and falsifiable (0+ / 0-)

        thoughts. The way they help society is by coming up with accurate ideas subject to being proven right or wrong.

        Ray's thoughts are along the lines of the guy on the subway claiming that Martians are communicating to him and only him through his dental filings.

        Unlikely, but also neither provable nor disprovable.

        I think he's better off in another line of endeavor and so are the readers of DK.

        •  This is way over the top (0+ / 0-)

          You're suggesting that Ray's thinking is on a par with a mentally deranged street person. That's a site no-no. Hr worthy.

          Nothing human is alien to me.

          by WB Reeves on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 06:15:30 AM PDT

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