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    Default How can we get rid of block thinking in the U.S?

    As you know, the reasoning in the world has weakened and the way people think when it comes to politics tends to mimic those closest and surrounding them.

    It has become a "block mentality". These people are also coincidentally twisted to believe things not shared in common by them. An example is the Christian Right being diehard free marketers. Along time ago, the majority of them were democrats. Now, most tend to vote only for the purely social issues while going along with the free market.

    In this way, they have become tools in which a politician needs to adhere to their often false ideas in order to win their votes. This doesn't offer real solutions and only adherence to the party and the ideology.

    So the best obvious solution that I see is to educate students more in critical thinking skills. What are your opinion, thoughts, views and arguments?

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    Was there some magical time for independent thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reigngod View Post
    Deductive reasoning has noing to do with logic. In fact deductive reasoning is illogical. Go define logic and come back to the discussion an educated man.

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    To each his own. To me... Well I own his each.

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    remove mcdonalds, reality tv, Halo 3, tv dinners, then maybe....just maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zadok View Post
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    Mass genocide of the weak and stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateGlen View Post
    Was there some magical time for independent thought?
    Yes, back in the day. Back in the day, everyone worked for their food, and had well formed, independent thoughts. They didn't listen to propaganda, no siree! They all researched their views very well, and kept up with all the news sources in order to insure that those in power were not at all corrupt. Back in the day, being as everyone had such great views, only those who were the most competent were in power. If they ever got out of line and started to encroach on the human rights of those they were elected to rule, then a revolution ubiquitous amongst all classes would happen, and they would be kicked out of power, and replaced by a far more competent leader.


    When was back then? Never. People like to romanticize the past, and act as though people were more "independent" or "free-thinking" in the past. You have to remember, even the Enlightenment only encompassed the views of the very very few at the top who were able to think about philosophical shit.

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    Mass genocide of the weak and stupid?
    The only problem with that is who decides who is the weak and stupid.
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    I open the window and start jerking off in front of him.

    I then punch myself in the testicals, throw myself through the window and vomit on the guy.

    I then pin him down and continue to masterbate on his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gloryhound View Post
    The only problem with that is who decides who is the weak and stupid.
    I volunteer to do the decision making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex Vertigo View Post
    I volunteer to do the decision making.
    You're hired.
    Quote Originally Posted by jonyak View Post
    I open the window and start jerking off in front of him.

    I then punch myself in the testicals, throw myself through the window and vomit on the guy.

    I then pin him down and continue to masterbate on his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeaL- View Post
    remove mcdonalds, reality tv, Halo 3, tv dinners, then maybe....just maybe.
    and video game consoles, the government, religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scully View Post
    and video game consoles, the government, religion.
    Whoa whoa whoa. One of those options we definitely SHOULD NOT get rid of. I mean, EVERYONE HERE LOOOOOOVES IT. Why would we get rid of it? Are you stupid? Some kind of idiot?

    Of course we should keep religion, jackass.
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    I open the window and start jerking off in front of him.

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    I then pin him down and continue to masterbate on his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gloryhound View Post
    Whoa whoa whoa. One of those options we definitely SHOULD NOT get rid of. I mean, EVERYONE HERE LOOOOOOVES IT. Why would we get rid of it? Are you stupid? Some kind of idiot?

    Of course we should keep religion, jackass.
    How about we merge all religions into one mega religion?

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    hoq about we just spread swine flu and shit to each other and only the fittest survive?
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    You're a sick fuck
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    You're a fucking genius. I vote for this.

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    "Block thought" as you call it is long term non-profitable, the only thing keeping such things alive is belief in a coercive governing system and not even such a system can stop the inevitable, only delay it.
    You should be more concerned about yourself and your own actions than those of others.
    Deus Factus Sum.

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