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Reply #32: The puzzle is: "How to tell reason from rationalization." [View All]

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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 07:27 AM
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32. The puzzle is: "How to tell reason from rationalization."
When someone has a good reason to do or not do something, they simply say what it is. Others may disagree, but if their reason is rational, and logical, and moral, it stands on its own to be respected.

When that is not possible, people engage in a frenzy of false meme rationalizations whose purpose is to try to convince the speaker themself (no pun intended) that their actions are not as wrong and damaging as they clearly are.

Conyers -- and the rest of the DC Dems -- are simply "shoveling it" as fast as they can.

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