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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

When the mindset is to promote only one point of view, then this is gone way beyond “partisanship”, and has descended into monomania. Rival or opposing points of view are not merely contentious, they are signs, to the already paranoid, that the “others” really ARE out to get you.

There is no effort to even raise a “straw man” to argue the justification for these extreme beliefs, there is only a “my way or anathema” attitude that might be admirable in a raptor reptile, but has no place among civilized human beings.

But who said these people were either civilized or human beings? Those who live by limbic responses, also die at the unchecked impulses of somebody else’s limbic responses.

I say the world should also pick the chairman of the Open Society Institute. But fortunately or unfortunately for George Soros, the world does not and has never acted that way.


7 posted on 01/03/2010 3:36:21 AM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: alloysteel

I have to agree with you that cartoons are the only true broadminded platform for human opinion.

Since when are “rival” or “opposing” points of view a threat to the panorama of human experience? You may not be (officially) paranoid but certainly possess an extraordinary narrow range of thought, and undoubtedly the human experience and knowledge that would accompany that slim pathway. People with opinions such as yourself are much more dangerous to the human condition and its outcome than communism was in its day and certainly equal to any form of radical extremism. Having a voice doesn’t mean that you can sing.


23 posted on 03/23/2016 11:40:00 AM PDT by stevenmitchell
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