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Thread: Is our western/gun culture forking, I asked in the Bank Dick thread?

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    In the largest sense, American society is breaking into two classes:
    • The first class are people who know how to think. These people realize that most problems are open to examination and creative solution. If a problem appears in the lives of these people, their intellectual training will quickly lead them to a solution or an alternative statement of the problem. These people are the source of the most important product in today's economy — ideas.
    • The second class, the vast majority of Americans, are people who cannot think for themselves. I call these people "idea consumers" — metaphorically speaking, they wander around in a gigantic open-air mall of facts and ideas. The content of their experience is provided by television, the Internet and other shallow data pools. These people believe collecting images and facts makes them educated and competent, and all their experiences reinforce this belief. The central, organizing principle of this class is that ideas come from somewhere else, from magical persons, geniuses, "them."

    The world view of these two classes is so fundamentally different that a chasm is opening between them that will soon swallow even the illusion of American democracy.

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    It's a little simplistic to try to lump every individual alive today into one of two categories . . .



    (I'm in the first one, by the way.)
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    lol + 1

    I guess that also puts me in the 1st group as Full time small business owners have to think constantly in order to stay financially viable. try again life is not Black n White & those that put people into only 2 groups / classes are the reason we have social strife today.
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    The author makes many good points. Among them: "...each idea must be weighed against all other ideas, and ideas should be evaluated solely on their intrinsic merit, without regard to their source."
    When rights are outlawed only outlaws will have rights.

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    What would one expect from people who still believe the world is only a few thousand years old, and that a magical sky daddy is watching over them?

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    I also agree that trying to label people is not the right approach here, though I do find myself in the first group. I think the worst sheeple come from both ends of the spectrum of right or left.

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