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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Bluntone22
Let me help you. Forget parties and answer these questions.
Which demographic mostly supported the Republican Party in the past, Progressive Northerners or Conservative Southerners?
Which group mostly supports them now?
PragerU, short for Prager University, is an American non-profit organization that creates videos on various political, economic, and philosophical topics from an American conservative or right-wing perspective. The organization was co-founded by talk show host and writer Dennis Prager
is an American conservative radio talk show host and writer
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: jamespond
Yes, gullible people. I agree but I also recognize this to be a human attribute, human across the board. It's a human weakness I guess.
I also suppose that this gullibility springs from our earliest times, training us all to be working parts of a whole. Our earliest training was to listen to the elders of the tribe so that the tribe could survive. Those tribes that survived became towns and then cities that survived. Then nations that survived, all on the foundation of accepting the authority of those who led. Accepting that authority without learning to question it. But that's a whole other topic.
I think that there are two steps in recognizing how gullible we are. First is in recognizing it in other people, and second, recognizing how we ourselves are gullible. ATS, in my opinion is filled with people who have succeeded in that first step.
An interesting comment. Personally I'd say the first step is to recognise it in yourself, otherwise its difficult to spot it anywhere else. But i agree that on ATS people only see it in other people and don't give a second thought to how they themselves have been affected.
Possibly! I think most people are born followers rather than natural leaders, so that doesn't help when the general narrative is controlled.
Most definitely. It takes a strong mind to resist a coordinated attempt to corrupt it. And an even stronger mind to break out of that corruption once it has invested into it.
originally posted by: ThouArtGod
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
The history of Prager U is that it is a non-profit that was formed to counter leftist narratives and slant in higher education. The nonprofit set as its mission statement a desire to educate the general public with a series of educators and experts worthy of teaching at universities in the Western Hemisphere. In this instance the group is not using the term “university” to create the impression that they are a real university, but as a qualifier for the level of product they present. They also believe their content to be a “next level” or a higher education for those who seek to counter leftist arguments.
But nice try on deflecting from the source material rather than attacking the argument.