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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:49 PM

16. Can you explain what you are seeing as his point one?

I am not being snarky, but for me, his first point, by his use of the "boxing world" as an allegory for the USA, and his tale of how when his father watched boxing, the values that were being exemplified leaned toward the idealism of having a moral compass, and having ideals, while now all that has been shuttered and put "behind us" while we the American public move forward and embrace the cult of celebrity. And in doing that, millions of people value illiteracy and physical might over any type of wisdom.

I take it you aren't referring to our loss of ideals as his point one.

Again, what are you seeing as being Hedges' point one? (And again, I am trying to discern what you mean to see where I can comment on your comment.)

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