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I'm close to being convinced Rational Thought & Critical Thinking are Dead Concepts!!

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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 11:05 PM
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It's a struggle tonight to keep a reliable connection for more than 10 - 15 minutes. My only choice is save, come back and cut & paste. Please bear with me...

I may be one of the few Americans who remember the show I am referring to. It was back in the early days of television & they can't really be faulted for not being visionary enough to consider live TV worth archiving. The technology needed to produce the product was an enormous achievement, in itself... I can remember watching Kukla, Fran and Ollie on a tiny Black & White screen housed in a cabinet the size of a standup piano when visiting family in Long Island, NY.

On June 17th, 1962 NBC broadcast the live presentation:
The DuPont Show of the Week
Season 1, Episode 28

It was based on a short story by H.G. Wells called, "The Country of the Blind."

It featured:
Lee Marvin: Juan de Nunez
Miriam Colon: Marina
Richard Eastman: Great Elder

I find the synopsis at:
www.tv.com...

A very telling example of the times in which we live...

This episode presents the science fiction story of Juan de Nuñez, who is searching for precious minerals in the mountains near his home of Bogotá, Colombia. After an avalanche, he awakes in a hidden valley inhabited by eyeless people. They speak his language but do not understand words such as eyes and see. One of the eyeless people, Marina, pities him and tries to protect him from the others, who are revolted by his eyes and think he is evil. He tries to escape the valley, but the Great Elder rules his eyes must be destroyed so he will not leave their paradise. With Marina's help, Nuñez escapes and learns the meaning of the valley and its inhabitants.


If you are a current resident of this country, you should know that the above is amazingly accurate. Not because of what you are allowed to know, but because of what is deliberately Left Out!!!

The majority of you have probably heard the axiom, "In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King."

Were the original broadcast available today, you would know that Juan de Nunez and his beloved Marina were able to be together once Juan had been brought back, relented and the offending organs removed...

Happiness was only achieved once he'd let go of the misconceptions that vision, in some way, was a value those in the valley couldn't understand.

While There Is Still Time I ask all of you to look around and observe, listen and be honest with yourself about what you see.

If this country falls, don't look outward for someone to blame. If will fall because those who could still see allowed themselves to be labeled demonstrably out of touch with Reality.
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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 11:09 PM
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So you watched the political debate between Trump and Clinton tonight too I see. No rational thinking at all.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
So you watched the political debate between Trump and Clinton tonight too I see. No rational thinking at all.


When the ship is going down, anyone capable of preventing it should not feel smug satisfaction in their inaction. Blindness can be understood.

Don't assume more about me than you already know. I don't have to pick sides to be uneasy about where things are at.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 11:21 PM
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Act lke a dumb ass and they wll treat you as an equal.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 11:52 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
So you watched the political debate between Trump and Clinton tonight too I see. No rational thinking at all.


Perhaps a better way to say it is that it's a lot like my old music buddy that stopped by to tell me about his cancer diagnosis. As he started running down the list of places it was there was a point where I realized that I could have, but didn't, said, "You're gonna die."

Nothing I could possibly say about HRC would change anyone's mind.

Nobody Else willing to say what should be said would have been allowed on that stage.

Lest anyone forget, I started saying long ago that I didn't expect an election to even happen. I say this as someone with the perspective of enough personal distance that what I think personally isn't part of the statement. In spite of all the whining that has gone on with those leaning Democrat, it is a small miracle that Trump hasn't already been assassinated. That is not meant to lionize Trump, it's an expression of the deep contempt I feel for a mindset that is Liberal/Democrat in name only. If there were anyone left with a bit of honesty in the organization, they would officially change the name to the National Seditionist Party.

If the example I attempted to use is too obtuse then I'm not up to the task tonight.

My twin brother and I grew up in the era of "Duck & Cover." I've often thought that a large part of my fondness for JFK came from the change in the air once the constant threat of unexpected annihilation lifted.

Personally, I will be surprised to see much past the end of the year (if it takes that long). There is too much going on that the masses are blissfully unaware of.
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posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: CornShucker

I grew up during the same period.

Perhaps that is the only thing we've in common.

You felt "fondness" for JFK, yet in one of his most famous speeches he beseeched the citizens of the US to "Ask not what the Country can do for you, but ask what can you do for your Country".

A "socialist" admonition certainly.

Embraced by the "liberal/Democrat" agenda as virtual scripture.

Just as Reagan's "Trust, but Verify" dictum is embraced by the (old? Extinct?) GOP with similar reverence.

You look upon your fellow man and doubt the existence of a future more than a year hence.

I look upon the same population and pray that I live long enough to make a difference.

It starts with one.

It always has. It always will.



posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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Damn right.



posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: CornShucker


Your right because I think the powers that be have made critical thinking suspicious activity. This is what happens when people dont live a free society.

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion but allow a very lively debate within that spectrum. – Noam Chomsky.

The powers that be have turned this observation by Noam Chomsky into an art form and this is how they control everyone accept those of us who read and listen to the independent media so you can see why they want to control them now.



posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 03:55 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Act lke a dumb ass and they wll treat you as an equal.


Not entirely true, I know.



posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 08:48 AM
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They speak his language but do not understand words such as eyes and see. One of the eyeless people, Marina, pities him and tries to protect him from the others, who are revolted by his eyes and think he is evil. He tries to escape the valley, but the Great Elder rules his eyes must be destroyed so he will not leave their paradise. With Marina's help, Nuñez escapes and learns the meaning of the valley and its inhabitants.


Where is the rational thought in this? How can they be revolted by his eyes if they can only touch them, If they don´t know the concept of seeing, how would you explain it to them and why would they want to destroye his eyes, "to protect the paradise", when there is nothing to relate with. Or so.



posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
a reply to: CornShucker

I grew up during the same period.

Perhaps that is the only thing we've in common.

You felt "fondness" for JFK, yet in one of his most famous speeches he beseeched the citizens of the US to "Ask not what the Country can do for you, but ask what can you do for your Country".

A "socialist" admonition certainly.
-- snip --
It starts with one.

It always has. It always will.


We likely have more in common than you imagine. The first part of your reply need not be considered merely a socialist talking point.

Consider how you closed. What more can one man or woman do for their country than make a sincere attempt to treat their fellow citizens with love and respect? I can't get out as much as I used to but when I do I make it a point to share a smile with at least one stranger.

Possibly the biggest area of disagreement would be the darkness I see on the horizon. I've removed myself from politics as much as possible over the last 20 or so years. First the Democrats morphed into something I no longer recognized and the Republicans slowly followed suit.

We now find ourselves on the brink of collapse not because of outside forces but a cancer that is eating the country from the inside out. My timeline may be too pessimistic but the end result is going to be the same.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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originally posted by: verschickter

They speak his language but do not understand words such as eyes and see. One of the eyeless people, Marina, pities him and tries to protect him from the others, who are revolted by his eyes and think he is evil. He tries to escape the valley, but the Great Elder rules his eyes must be destroyed so he will not leave their paradise. With Marina's help, Nuñez escapes and learns the meaning of the valley and its inhabitants.


Where is the rational thought in this? How can they be revolted by his eyes if they can only touch them, If they don´t know the concept of seeing, how would you explain it to them and why would they want to destroye his eyes, "to protect the paradise", when there is nothing to relate with. Or so.


That was actually my point...

Currently anyone daring to point out just how "buck nekkid" the Emperor is marginalized as a right-wing nut-job. I was drawing a parallel between the blissfully blind inhabitants of the valley with my fellow citizens content with stumbling along with the misconception that things tomorrow will always be like they were yesterday. It's already starting but they choose not to see.

Write this off as doom porn, if you wish, but I would sleep better at night if I couldn't see those dark clouds on the horizon... (I refuse to give up being able to see them, though. That would require being out of touch with Reality.)



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