posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 11:32 PM
I'm new to this site, and have been looking through the different areas and something has come to light. The scarcity of free thought, and the
abundance of parrots. Parrots are birds that used to be people, but somewhere along the way, they stopped thinking and began to only retort words
that others had spoken. They use those words in defense of their position, without regard to where those they quote obtained their ideas
Mark Twain, summed it up perfectly when he said
“In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from
authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about
them were not worth a brass farthing.”
― Mark Twain
So the next time you sit down to write a response to someones thoughts or questions, I have an idea. Why don't we molt, shed those feathers of
another person's mouth and think for ourselves, speak for ourselves. Not the opinions or research of others, but for ourselves.
You may find it odd that I use another man's words to express this thought, but I do so for a reason. I have researched his life, and what made him
and what he made of others. I know from this, that his words are if nothing else, his and his alone, and truthful, and it is because of this I wanted
to show you what it was like to hear words of truth straight from the man who created them, and not those who paid to be taught them.
So, what is YOUR and only YOUR thoughts on this?