posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 06:48 PM
reply to post by cbass
Heh, nice. But as a lifelong pragmatist and selfish bastard I didn't really care who delivered the presents as long as I got the loot.
With that being said, I think your analogy is crossesd. The naive child may well believe in the Santa Clause conspiracy, and that is the majority
case. After all, as you said, your parents wouldn't lie to you. Would they?
But the cynical adult surely takes it as read that Government and Politicians lie, obscure and deceive as part of their job description. The majority
case of cynical adults that is, there is doubtless a small volume of the naive that believe that people who aim for the power and control of office do
so for selfless purposes.
But this is just the viewpoint of a lifelong pragmatist, cynic and amused-but-impartial observer of human nature.