When was it you learned of your bias? The concept that we all see the world through our filters and convictions? Are you an expert on warfare, but never been to a battle field? Maybe you think you’re an engineer, but you’ve never turned a wrench?
I really do think there’s two groups of people on earth, those who think everything is easy, and those who think most things not already done are more complicated.
What relationship is there between maturity and knowing your bias? Is it good manners to just look on as the world burns? When is it OK to torch your neighbor’s house to make a point? When is it that thoughtful men did things in a Partisan way and thought it wouldn’t lead to trouble? It was ACA, and now the CIA? Is it because they know their opponents are cowards, or that their base will support what history says fails every time?
How many Americans see America as a beast that needs to be carved up? To feast off the carcass, and then?
It was just the other day, I shared some figures shared by another, I think it literally enraged a reader, who quickly found two websites that contradicted that data. Just Minutes later, he explained how I had been snookered, how I was too ignorant to play the game? It took him just minutes to know the game and the reality of it.
I do remember a time, when I was younger, and most things were simple. But at my age, I am skeptical of most things. My filters do suggest it’s wrong when others think it right. It’s wrong to yell rape just to injure your opponent, and take him out of the ring, like what’s her name did. But it’s where we get our information that forms our filters that may be a nonpartison question? It was once history we could count on, but now there’s such a big effort to re-write it.
So let me ask.. If you wanted to peddle your propaganda, what would you call your website? And what would you call the person who went there, and used that information as if it were handed down as the word of God?
Our founders did warn us, that our way of life, our liberties, our freedoms depended on an educated population, And there we need ask another question… Will you allow your children to be educated by those who make every effort to re-write history?
At this very moment, I think the battle is lost, and my filters suggest that all too many have never learned to think.
As a small example, you might visit politifacts.com, and then check out politifactsbias. Just which site will you tout as the word of God? And just what all does a free range chicken eat? And how free is a free range chicken allowed to range? I do think Evan Sayet best.