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PostSubject: Think for yourself, question authority. Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:42 pm

There aren't many people these days that don't question authority. Authority is questioned every way til Sunday these days. But what that exposes is the masses questioning becomes nonsensical, comical, down right ridiculous at times. Perhaps the masses shouldn't think for themselves. Perhaps they only question authority or at least pretend to question authority, because of this motto that now runs deep through American psyche, at least in action. The government is the least trusted institution since sliced bread. Of course, sliced bread lost all trustworthiness when we realized that .. uh, wait that's the acid kicking in.

Ok of course they questioning authority is very popular. It wasn't really always that way, back in good ole USA it seemed the government for the most part was doing the right thing by us and whatever the president said, well, the president said. He's our leader, we must obey him. Wasn't that the sentiment in the early 20th century and a little beyond?

The question now is, do the masses have the ability to think for themselves? Even when "authority" - at least the authority of thinking for themselves, questioning authority has spread like fad through the population... Now everyone's opinion is heard on the internet.. And they still herd up in sheep like flocks. So can this population that is diseased with confirmation bias actually think for themselves? No of course not... even their contrarian viewpoints are now herded up on production lines and spewed out to them by infotainment news sources. Conspiracy theories thrive these days. A population educated on ignorance and assumptions, is what we have. The masses are speaking, and they are very, very stupid.

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PostSubject: Re: Think for yourself, question authority. Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:50 pm

They herd up like sheep to bleat about the farm not being good enough, while the wolves are waiting with bated breath for the fences to fall. The fat sheep are looking mighty delicious.

And they will get what they want... 
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PostSubject: Re: Think for yourself, question authority. Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:52 pm

Authority, the source of knowledge/experiences, like knowledge/experiences themselves, are evaluated by using performance.

Second way to evaluate them is by their quality - quality being the quantity of references to the world outside our minds.
Not popularity, or how nice they make us feel, or how hopeful or how we wish it were so.

When taking advice from a friend, for example, the friend's reliability his quality of mind, is evaluated by his past performances, exposing his nature, and by the quality of his reasoning which is evaluated by how his abstractions, his ideas, connect to the world outside his and your brain...world.
If we keep in mind that world is not human environment, constructed by human interventions upon world, then we must refer to world outside not only his and your mind, but outside human environments, if possible.

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PostSubject: Re: Think for yourself, question authority. Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:28 pm

Satyr wrote:
Authority, the source of knowledge/experiences, like knowledge/experiences themselves, are evaluated by using performance.

Second way to evaluate them is by their quality - quality being the quantity of references to the world outside our minds.
Not popularity, or how nice they make us feel, or how hopeful or how we wish it were so.

When taking advice from a friend, for example, the friend's reliability his quality of mind, is evaluated by his past performances, exposing his nature, and by the quality of his reasoning which is evaluated by how his abstractions, his ideas, connect to the world outside his and your brain...world.
If we keep in mind that world is not human environment, constructed by human interventions upon world, then we must refer to world outside not only his and your mind, but outside human environments, if possible.  
 

Seems you are giving authority to yourself, as only you are the source of knowledge and experience, essentially. If you do not know, or do not experience, even though you are informed, what good is information?

Which if this is the case, essentially, I would say you have a very good point.

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