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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-13 03:06 AM
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2. I'm kind of disappointed to learn
that they fucked with history in the Lincoln film. I mean, changing the votes on the 13th Amendment is going too far even in the interest of film making.

The following goes right to the crux of the issue.

"Nothing seems so true as agreement with one's pre-conceived opinions, right?" We see the effects of this every day if we watch political discussions on TV. And some of us can see it in ourselves.

Those pre-conceived opinions are our downfall. Remember what Suzuki said about "conceptions", that man mistakes his conceptual tools for reality. Or something to that effect. We must suspend the conceptual process(which includes the pre-conceptual process). Essentially he is saying that we cannot actually see reality. It must come through Satori, or Zen enlightenment.

We should be striving to perceive as much truth as possible. This is especially difficult in the area of politics when the objective is often to mislead the listener or reader.
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