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  •  OK, let's spell that out. (0+ / 0-)

    You have a close friend who is on the board of a Koch Brothers company.

    She is a real smart gal with academic track record to match.

    She parrots the bullshit about the US getting put under Sharia law.

    The "reason" she does so is that she gets "incredible bonuses" from Koch.

    In other words, one of your best friends has had her own judgement scooped out like ice cream and replaced by a blob of corrupt bullshit fueled by the money she gets from Koch.

    OK.

    What to do about that:

    Tell her that as far as you can tell, her objectivity is fatally compromised and that further she has sold out rationality and ethics for money and for social pats on the back from people who are destroying the planet, and if she doesn't agree, she is welcome to make the empirical and rational case for her beliefs.  

    You might lose a friend that way.

    OTOH there are subtler ways you can get inside her head and establish empirical and logical conditions whereby the contradictions in her thinking will become readily apparent.

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