Friday, December 29, 2006

"Think for Yourself"

Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told--and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their 'beliefs'. The reason is that beliefs guide behavior, which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion.

-Michael Crichton, The Lost World

I knew there was a reason for CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC and best of all, Al-JaZZ-era and The Associated Press (AP) having such a massive influence over the people, not only in our USA but the worlds mass media as well. The 'Blogosphere' is, as one famous Blogger puts it, "An Army of Davids" (read his book). The truth is out there, but it takes a bit of intelligence and research to find it. I can sometimes find it, and I am but an old 'BlogenGEEZER'. Come on you young'uns, Read a little and 'Question" that forty two inch, flat screen, HI Def, LED, 'One Eyed Cyclops' with the CNN 'Talking Heads' in the family sitting room. (Bigger does not make it smarter or give it more authority). 'Question' that daily 'waste of hundreds of millions of good 'Canadian' (Thunder Bay) trees, thrown onto the front driveway. 'Question' especially, those 'Supreme Beings' leading our Universities students through the 'Quagmire' of this life on earth... "Even a Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut Sometimes"..

1 Comments:

Blogger Juliet Echo Mike said...

Well stated!

Thanks for visiting me...loved your chicken recounting. Happily, we've all recovered for the most part. I'm hoping to get some more hens in the spring.

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