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Mairead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 04:54 PM
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45. oops, sorry, I thought we shared a common definition
'Social justice' is the usual umbrella rubric for universal healthcare, edu for all, living wage, political freedom, democracy, etc.

As to people being easily manipulated, look at 'field dependence/independence', e.g. here: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070366055/studen...
Many people are 'field dependent', i.e. they have inbuilt difficulty with analysing things, separating figure from ground. Things tend to blur together for them. It has nothing at all to do with intelligence or anything similar; if they have enough time, they can tease things apart just fine...but it does take them more time. And if they don't have the time, then they're vulnerable to being BS'd by the unscrupulous. So the trick is not to patronise them, but provide them clear, credible information that's had the noise stripped off.
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