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kentuck

(111,272 posts)
Sun Jan 21, 2024, 08:32 PM Jan 2024

Looking for rational answers to irrational actions?

Is it possible to penetrate such devoted irrationality? Is it a waste of time to even try?

Is it easier to believe a lie than a factual truth? Especially when it fits your irrational world so much more comfortably?

The cult is not a group of rational thinkers.

It is an irrational act, within itself, to try to communicate with such irrational thinkers.


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Looking for rational answers to irrational actions? (Original Post) kentuck Jan 2024 OP
A few prescient quotes.... slumcamper Jan 2024 #1

slumcamper

(1,627 posts)
1. A few prescient quotes....
Sun Jan 21, 2024, 08:56 PM
Jan 2024

A Huxley: “The victim of mind manipulation does not know that he is a. victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.”

G Orwell: “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate the people who speak it.”

K Kraus: “The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they can believe they are as clever as he.”

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