posted on May, 13 2009 @ 07:45 PM
I had an epiphany today. I was reading through some threads when it dawned on me what the real issue is behind our current problems. It’s not the
banks or the government. It’s not bailouts or taxes. It’s not even religion or plots for world takeovers. The real issue behind our current
problems is the faith we put into others.
We put faith in the people we elect to do what is best for the country without taking the time to make sure we vote for the person who will actually
do so, and instead vote for the name we remember or even worse the same person who has held the office for 20+ years. We put faith in media outlets to
tell us the truth without putting any spin on it, and don’t bother researching things for ourselves. We put faith in tv and radio talk show hosts
and believe that they are looking out for us, and refuse to even consider the possibility that our favorite one actually isn’t.
Faith in itself is not a bad thing, but all of this faith that has gotten us where we are. Because of this faith, we believe what we are told by our
favorite tv and radio personalities without giving it much if any thought. We believe promises from politicians, and then don’t understand why those
promises aren’t kept. If someone contradicts our favorites, they are attacked and we deny any evidence that they are right, or in some cases we flat
out ignore and refuse to respond to their evidence in the hope that others will ignore it as well. Even worse is when you come across someone who has
done no research of their own into whatever topic you happen to be discussing, yet remain convinced their opinion is correct regardless of the
evidence to the contrary simply because their favorite tv/radio personality or politician said believes it. Were it not for this blind faith,
discussions here might stand a chance at getting to the truth of the matter and we might actually be able to discover solutions for our problems.
Most, if not all, of us are here to learn about, share, and discuss the issues whether it’s politics, religion, medicine, or science. So why is it
then when presented with views opposite of our own we declare the other poster a disinfo agent, a sheeple, an idiot, a neocon, a left-wing/right-wing
nut, (enter your favorite insult here)? Why is it when presented with evidence that disproves our opinions or those of our favorite tv/radio
personalities or politicians, we ignore and/or belittle the poster who presented the evidence? Why do people come here if they are unwilling to even
entertain the idea that they are wrong? Seriously, what is the point?