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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #100)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 04:17 PM

117. Sigh?

My car is not the same thing as the US government. It's a little more accessible. You don't need to be so condescending. I'm not a five year old.

I never said not to look at the facts. What I did say is that you cannot trust "the facts" unless there is research, review and consensus. When we are given the facts by an unreliable media and an unreliable govt, it is our job to assess them. And we do a pretty good job, but it's exhausting. I'm saying DO look at the facts, always. Make sure you have the facts though.

I think that we as a society ARE being driven nuts by having to research everything and not being able to take anything at face value. But I don't believe denial helps anything and I stand by my statement--question everything. It's the most sensible way to go in a dysfunctional society. More than that--I think it is critical to real freedom and democracy, which currently we do not have in America.

Question the media (Fox & Murdoch & now Koch)
Question your local & state government
Question the medical system
Question the legal system (it's a real mess)
Question business & banking practices (surely everyone agrees there)
Question what you are consuming, eating & applying to your body
Question what comes into your inbox
Question what your kids are exposed to
Question what's in your air and in pipes running near your house

Etc etc--I could go on.......... I stand by my statement. Continually question and don't take anything for granted. That is not a radical statement given what we have been through in the last fifteen years. To be vigilant is something we should NOT have to do. But--as unprotected consumers--it is the safest way to go. And it is the only way we citizens can have any power. Everything is stacked against us. Forget the rhetoric. When the chips are down, all we have to rely on is people who have proven their integrity. You cannot assume integrity exists in anyone.

I don't think this is a particularly odd point of view, deserving of put-downs.

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