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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 08:18 AM

Who can really claim a Monopoly on Righteousness?

So I am reading various posts on Facebook after last night’s debate about “corrupt Centrist Democratic Senators” being the obstacle to things like M4A. And I start wondering why so so many people think that they have a monopoly on righteousness. That affliction shows up in so many different voices. It seems to me to be a central feature of too much of our politics. And makes finding common ground so much harder.

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kennetha Oct 16 OP
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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 10:55 AM

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The single best post on this forum I have read yet.
Thank you OP

Every war in history has been fought in the name of righteousness. Nobody has came to the battlefield believing they the bad guy. As free thinkers who are capable of intellectual honesty, we tend to forget that we all are capable of being wrong. Asking yourself if you had rather be right, or effective is a good start. When we put our story together of what happened or is happening by stringing unbelievable stories and ideas together just so they fit out pre-believed story line, we forget that sometimes there is a simpler solution. Maybe we are wrong. Maybe we have been misled and we honestly just want things to get better but having been led by dishonest people and organizations for so long we cant get out from under their shadow to see the light.
My sig is a quote from an old hippy that was as progressive as they come. However he's also wasnt afraid of being proven wrong. It's how science works.
Anyone who is sure they are 100 percent righteous in any situation is 99.99% the problem.

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