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  •  It's easier to hate, and not learn. (2+ / 0-)
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    Shhs, bicycle Hussein paladin

    Most human beings seem to typically resist learning, unless there's "something in it for them". Kids are conditioned, bribed, cajoled into learning. Some do it because they grow to like it.

    Sadly too many adults are already set in their ways; if one doesn't have a natural proclivity to be curious in the search for truth, one will fabricate a truth that matches what ever narrative tickles their fancy.

    •  ...and then suppress viewpoints..... (0+ / 0-)

      ...that don't match that narrative.

      You make a good point.

      If you hate government, don't run for office.

      by Bensdad on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:22:11 PM PDT

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      •  Bigotry is not a valid viewpoint, it's bias. (1+ / 0-)
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        It making prejudgments based upon ignorance.

        Like when Tea Baggers call Obama a Kenyan, or claim he's a socialist or a communist. Those aren't valid viewpoints, either.

        •  Unfortunately...... (1+ / 0-)
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          ....some use the term "bigotry" as an excuse for blanket suppression of speech that is critical of fundamentalist expressions of religion.

          While I agree that "bigotry" is not a "valid viewpoint", it is not, in fact, a viewpoint at all, but the refusal to entertain other viewpoints.

          Ironically, although the term "bigotry"  has been used a lot in this thread, there is an argument that when someone ruthlessly hide-rates comments they don't like (as opposed to comments that are hide-ratable under the rules), they are expressing a form of resistance to divergent viewpoints that is nothing more than a form of bigotry itsself. After all, bigotry is the intolerance of views other than your own.

          Such a shame and a very high irony. There is a higher ground. Take it.

          If you hate government, don't run for office.

          by Bensdad on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 11:27:50 PM PDT

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