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  •  Respectfully disagree. When they are SO (8+ / 0-)

    indoctrinated and brainwashed into believing the unbelievable?  You tell them the one thing that hopefully all others that notice their inability to deal with anything other than their scripted talking points one thing that might stick with them.

    Remember.  Their world is all about repetition.  If enough people tell them to stop watching Faux?  One day they might.  Just might.  Allow a question of their own making into their heads.

    Logic isn't the key here.

    Someone once asked me why do you always insist on taking the hard road? and I replied why do you assume I see two roads?

    by funluvn1 on Mon May 13, 2013 at 03:07:44 PM PDT

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    •  Well, honestly, I think pretty much the same of (2+ / 0-)
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      the people who ask the question.

      Seems a matter of bumper stickers over critical thought.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Mon May 13, 2013 at 03:25:15 PM PDT

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      •  Then you missed the point again (4+ / 0-)
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        Are you going to help these people to their PhD or are you going to try to speak to them on their level?

        This is where we live.

        Someone once asked me why do you always insist on taking the hard road? and I replied why do you assume I see two roads?

        by funluvn1 on Mon May 13, 2013 at 03:39:14 PM PDT

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      •  *shrug* (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm sure you have an infinite supply of patience with which to confront the idiocy of the world, and a perfect set of talking points with which to refute it. It must be nice, being so Christ-like. (Not to mention not having a day job to get back to!)

        The rest of us must make do with merely human patience, alas. Which means that we, unlike you, are generally forced to either descend into screaming at someone, or just give up, trot out a couple of cliches, and then stop talking.

        Funny thing, though... I'm willing to bet that your method of argument and ours are roughly equivalent as far as effectiveness is concerned, on people like this.

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      Someone named adolf pretty much summed it up:

      "By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise."

      If you read over hitler quotes you may be surprised how incredibly pertinent the quotes are to today's political and media environment

      "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

      by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:47:02 PM PDT

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    •  they might think it's a movement! (1+ / 0-)
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      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:23:27 AM PDT

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