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Was the wolf story just a metaphor or are you really aware of an ATS user that has been carted off??
I guess knowing that everything is a half-truth and that illusions have more truth though the illusion I would say that we are screwed as a Society. There is no way we can ever reveal the true extent of the path of the liar because the sources are many and the intent is incalculable. Does someone lie because they are paid to, or, are they doing it just to get back at living a lie forced by others? Who knows, but a lie is a lie and when it all comes down to it a lie only degrades the user. Ultimately we die and the information is purged, what is left is the shard of which we nurtured.
I like the idea that people can be responsible for their own behavior, but it isn't showing itself to be true or feasible. Maybe one day but not today. I just think it is utterly important for information to remain available to each and every one of us on this Globe so that at least one person makes sense!
One aspect that could be mentioned further in your article, is Intuition. Can we rely on it?
I think critical thinking has been thrown out in our schools and universities, they don't want us to think or ask too many questions, they all have their own agenda, plus it isn't taught, on the other hand those who are honestly looking for truth will find it one way or another.
Intuition is a most valuable source of data collection. I have long suspected that knowledge is not necessarily gained from learning, but rather by remembering. It is possible in a universe of infinite possibilities, that we all, each and everyone of us, all ready know all there is to know, and the game we play is to enter these mortal shell's to experience what it means to know what we know as a mortal shell. Academic pursuits are a fun game, but all games are perverted. What a perverse pleasure to play the game!
However, if you sit down with a legal dictionary (which I believe you most probably have done at length) it is cause for a rant with even stronger profanity.
To those few of you, simultaneously burning away the fog of disinfo and chipping the calcium occasionally from my pineal gland, thanks again for the lengthy OP-- and time well spent on both ends of this process.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Once upon a time, there was a young shepherd boy who became very bored, so he grabbed his lap top and began furiously typing in a frantic manner; "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!"