Are You A Non-Thinker?There are two types of people in the world. The first are those who realize they have a brain capable of critical thinking, and use it by questioning everything, including the government and its intentions. These people are critical thinkers: great minds who help mold society into a better placescientists, philosophers, intellectuals, artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs.Are You A Non-Thinker? in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The second are those who merely float through life without a thought or care in the world, who never question what they are told and accept everything they hear as truth. These people are non-thinkers: people who rarely amount to anything other than to become fodder for tyrants, dictators, and demagogues.
The following is a list of beliefs often held by the modern American non-thinker. If you do not hold any of these beliefs, then you are a critical thinker capable of asking questions and thinking for yourself. If you hold more than one of these beliefs, then you are a non-thinker, and should seriously examine
What I Desire For AmericaBloggers like myself tend to be little more than muckrakerspeople who complain about problems without offering any solutions. This is especially true with conservatives and libertarians, especially those in the Tea Party, who, at this point, merely stand for opposing anything liberals stand forwhich isn't a bad criterion, since liberals tend to stand for bad ideas (gun control, healthcare mandates, net neutrality, Fairness Doctrine). But a solid political philosophy requires that you stand for something; otherwise, as the old saying goes, you stand for nothing.What I Desire For America in Editorial More Like This
Which is why I'm listing the policies I wish to see implemented in our country. These are things I believe every American, regardless of their political party, should stand foranything else is against their best interests.
(I admit that some of these positions are rather vague, as I don't know the specific details as to how they would be implemented. Then again, I have no intention of running for office. I, unl
Arguing With IdiotsWe all have our addictions. For some, it's smoking. For others, it's drinking. And for many others, it's porn. For me, it's arguing on the internetthe most fruitless endeavor since Sisyphus rolling a boulder up a hill.Arguing With Idiots in Editorial More Like This
I don't know what compels me to argue. I guess it's this naive notion that, if you encounter someone with an incorrect belief and you provide them logic, reason, and evidence to the contrary, that they will abandon their belief. If that were the case, the world wouldn't be plagued with birthers, truthers, anti-vaccers, Keynesians, and other idiots with blatantly incorrect beliefs. You can lead an idiot to knowledge but you can't make them think.
So I know that arguing with people rarely changes their minds. So why do I persist with arguing? Do I derive pleasure from it? Hardly! If anything, it gives me grief. There's nothing more frustrating than knowing someone is demonstrably wrong, and even when you prove to them that they are, not only do they not admit it, but
33 Reasons To Be A Libertarian1) Because the taxes that supposedly go to building roads, bridges, and schools mostly go to funding the military-industrial complex.33 Reasons To Be A Libertarian in Personal More Like This
2) Because the army is being forced to purchase tanks it neither wants nor needs. If the army were to withhold creating new tanks for three years, it would save taxpayers $3 billion dollars--the same amount the Pentagon spends in a single day!
Reality Has A Liberal Bias?In his New York Times bestselling book Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, Emmy Award-winning journalist Bernard Goldberg wrote about the pervasive liberal bias he experienced firsthand while working at CBS News for 30 years. He claimed that the bias was not part of some conspiracy being secretly implemented by the media, but that it was an unintentional consequence of having so many politically like-minded journalists working together in the same environment with very little dissenting opinion among them.Reality Has A Liberal Bias? in Editorial More Like This
"If you hooked network news reporters and producers to polygraph machines and asked them, 'Do you think you are guilty of liberal bias?' most would almost certainly answer, 'no.' And they would pass the polygraph test because they're not lying," he wrote. "They honestly believe what they're saying. And that's the biggest problem of all."1
Goldberg did not write anything in his book that most Americans did not already assume to be true