Seeing The Unseen

Bill Whittle has two essays that you, ALL of you, need to go read right now: Seeing the Unseen Pt. 1 and Seeing the Unseen Pt. 2 (his final installment will be out some time in the near future). These essays will take time to read but you will be better of for it. He simply tells it like it is.

My problems with those on the far left of American politics is not that they have a vision of they way things should be, it is that they often live like those visions are reality and so try and force everyone to fit that reality. Unfortunately, reality pushes against their beliefs.

We live in a sea of information, an Information Age: and yet, it has been almost half a millennia since mankind has been so unwilling or unable to use critical thinking to separate the intellectual wheat from so…much…chaff! Critical Thinking — the ability to analyze data, determine it’s usefulness and fidelity, to learn how to assess reliability, question methodology, weigh expertise and all the rest -– is in shockingly short supply these days. It’s not just a shame; it’s an epidemic, it is a fatal metastasizing disease in a democracy where information is used by the public to make the decisions that steer the ship of state. For the ability to think critically allows us to see the unseen; to find the truth behind the falsehood, as well as the falsehood behind the truth.

This series of essays looks at critical thinking, or the lack there of. His Part 1 takes a look at a few of the “arguments” against the war, the Bush hegemony, and the sheer evils of our country. Part 2 takes the conspiracy theorist mentality down a few pegs… ok, well they have no pegs left. His part 3 will be taking a look at global warming; I am pretty curious what he will have to say about this.

Both pieces are extremely well written and made me laugh a lot. What ever side you are on in politics, or whatever, take the time to read the essays. Critical thinking is so extremely important and there has been a huge lack of it these days it seems.

After my post on the idiocy of Rosie O’ Donnell and her fellow conspiracy theorists, I really appreciated much of what he had to say! This quote said it well I think:

Rosie O’ Donnell making such a claim on a major network is a national disgrace. The fact that much of the audience cheered and applauded is nothing less than a national catastrophe.

In conclusion, I again urge you to go read the essays. I will end with sentiments that I COMPLETELY agree with:

Excuse me. I’m sorry. I don’t do this often but I just can’t continue this calmly:


I think it’s high time – and way, waaaay past high time — to start pushing back against these kinds of diseased philosophies and the fact that they are getting traction because no one seems willing to point and them and go:
Neslon - Haha

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