Saturday, March 31, 2007



United We Lay said...

The problem is that no one in America is interested in finding out what is fact and what is fiction. When a nation starts blindly believing in its leaders, that's when the problems start.

daveawayfromhome said...

Part of the problem is that in addition to the usual ignoramusses that any country must contend with, we have a strong Christian Fundamentalist movement in this country also. One of the primary markers of fundamentalism is the belief that "truth" comes from one's annointed leaders, and that they are incapable of lies or even error. This applies not just to religious movements, but also to secular ones (Marx, anyone?). If you want to do your students a favor, UWL, teach them skepticism.