An Insightful View Into the Loss of Intellectualism and Critical Thinking

Thinker

This is a first for me on my blog. Normally I would take an article like the one I’m about to show you and use it as inspiration for my own thoughts, which I would then write about here. In this case, there’s no possible way I could write a better article than David Niose has on what I believe to be the very heart of much of what is wrong in the world today.

Now, having just read those words, please don’t tune out. I know many of you want to only expose yourself to happy, positive thoughts, (not that this article is necessarily negative) but I believe this article is so profound and important that it should be read by everyone. I believe this so much so that I’m reposting it here.

The intended audience is the American public, but I think this relates to just about everyone, everywhere. Anti-inellectualism and lack of critical thinking is pervasive in nearly all cultures and societies globally and is really at the root of much of our human dysfunction. Please feel free to share this with others.

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War Pigs Redux

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death’s construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh lord yeah!

War.

Humans have become exceedingly good at it. Of course, throughout the millennia, we’ve had lots of practice. I daresay it is one of man’s favorite pastimes. And the extent to which we have learned to kill with such efficiency just shows that if you really want something badly, you’ll find a way to make it happen. Our killing machines now are capable of global devastation. And the ease in which they are deployed is a modern marvel. Gone are the days of hauling around heavy catapults or trebuchets. No more do we need to fly or ship our troops or battle toys to foreign lands in order to smite our enemies. Now, with just a nod and a push of a button, whole cities just… whoosh… disappear under a pretty mushroom cloud! (I wonder if that’s the same cloud the Care Bears dance on?)

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