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  • KauaiK (3530 posts)
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    Daily Quote March 14

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    Critical thinking is the vaccine for charlatans of the world who exploit ignorance - JPR's own So Far From Heaven.


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  • so far from heaven (10141 posts)
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    1. Herein lies a conundrum:

    Is there actually a difference between a government and the citizens who support those in power and/or get them elected?

    Is there a clear line of demarcation that separates the two?

    If not, then all countries have this problem to deal with, because all countries have those who wish to silence their opponents, especially outside official government.

    "When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun.'" -Groucho Marx
    • KauaiK (3530 posts)
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      2. Legit Question thinking about for days:

      Every single president since Truman has wanted to get rid of the CIA.  NOW it’s the behemoth Deep State which apparently NO ONE controls.  JFK thought they were all crazy and just wanted to perpetuate war.  I think (correct me if I’m wrong) that Obama said he didn’t want to end up like JFK.

      It didn’t exist until WWII (OSS predecessor to the CIA).  To me the simple answer is stop funding the goddamn thing.   Congress & President are scared spitless of them.  So STOP funding it.

      Maybe I’m over-simplyfing it.

       

       

      Critical thinking is the vaccine for charlatans of the world who exploit ignorance - JPR's own So Far From Heaven.

      • so far from heaven (10141 posts)
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        3. Even if what you say is true,

        we have one very necessary question to be answered:

        What do they really want?

        They aren’t stupid, so they may not want what you think they want. They may actually be deceiving themselves into thinking they are actually doing that necessary to keep you free, not seeing that it puts you in a cage at the end.

        How does that saying go?

        You never know…..

        "When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun.'" -Groucho Marx
        • KauaiK (3530 posts)
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          4. WOW – good point of what do they really want?

          To perpetuate themselves?  I don’t know.

          Now that’s a whole other ball of wax to think about over the next few days.

          Critical thinking is the vaccine for charlatans of the world who exploit ignorance - JPR's own So Far From Heaven.

          • so far from heaven (10141 posts)
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            5. Things aren't so easy grasshopper.

            Many here never ask the right questions.

            "When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun.'" -Groucho Marx