SEARCH BLOG: POLITICS and TRUTH
A major reason for returning to blogging is that this is going to be a great year for listening to claims of political truth and lying. Sides are being chosen to pick the truth... which will also determine who is lying. Should you believe Fox or CNN?
I wrote some common generalizations on this blog seven years ago to argue the point that we use generalizations to avoid thinking about subjects. It's those types of shortcuts we take that inhibit critical thinking:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2004Truth or Consequences
"Republicans are those who support big business instead of the common person; Democrats are those who make the common man dependent upon the largess of the government. Ah, now we are getting somewhere. Generalizations based on... trends? mission statements? posturing? hyperbole?"