If We Are Going to Make Good Decisions

What I have a hard time understanding is that for many Americans their political party identity is a stronger bond than the need for the truth. One party has been more masterful at using this piece of social dynamics, but both parties have been guilty.

I find this distressing as we are not playing for “funzies” with people’s lives here. People need the truth in order to make informed decisions and choices. The corollary to this is that so many people do not care or want to be informed by the truth. They get their information at the grocery store waiting in line or at the hair salons and barber shops, usually from people who had a hard time just graduating from high school. Our recent experience with the science of the covid pandemic is still fresh in my mind and the disinformation is still rampant.

Heaven forbid we put much faith in an education. That’s not politically correct on the Right at all. We are in for a dilly of a time until both sides value good information as necessary for making good choices. And yes, sometimes history will not reflect well on us. Our past is what it is. To hide and distort it is a game for fools. The spin doctors will try to do this – I don’t have any respect for spin or the spinners. Information generated by hyper partisanship is generally trash and intended for the lowest common denominator, those that don’t care about the truth, they just want to be led.

I have no problem being guided by Jesus and some other teachers as well. I do have a big problem being guided by organized religion. I think organized religion and Christian values are far apart and have always been like this. One is about Christ and the other is about men and their needs. You decide.

Some more food for thought – take care.

Published by Ed Pirie

I am a native Vermonter. I am a child of the 50s, 1951 to be exact. For much of my youth Vermont had one foot in the 19th century and one in the 20th century. The old ways coexisted with a world that was changing. We were sort of insulated in Vermont from much that was happening outside our state, but our little protective bubble was shrinking. My understanding of today has been greatly influenced by the past as the past was always part of our present in the Vermont of the 1950s and even the 60s. I am not much of a follower and like to do my own thinking. You will find my thoughts on many topics here. I value my family and a quiet existence in a very rural part of Vermont. I try to write clearly and simply. I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting my site. Take care.

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