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Clay Bennett

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    They should hope that Obama isn’t in that office to do the counselling and if he is they should demand a change…

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt- and interesting read, and explanation of the subject. There are other books out there as well, but it does boil down to some folks act on intuition (and dogma) being “conservative”, and others rely more on logic, science and rationale being “Liberal” and there is a degree of hard wiring with even a genetic component, interesting stuff indeed.


    The real problem of course is when propaganda, nationalism, or religion do cause folks to act irrationally, against their own best interests.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    “but it does boil down to some folks "…act on intuition (and dogma) being “conservative”, and others rely more on logic, science and rationale being “Liberal…”

    I have seen little in these forums to substantiate this premise if it is the author’s viewpoint and not your own.

  4. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, over 1 year ago

    She tried but he just wouldn’t listen.

  5. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Mike,


    Trout’s comment is too short to do justice to what Haidt has learned. And it is somewhat misleading.

    So I urge you to watch
    this TED talk by Haidt.

    I believe you will find it fascinating. Haidt does find differences between “liberals” and “conservatives,” but it is not that one is lacking what the other has, rather it is the mix of values that each side identifies with that varies.


    Haidt urges the audience to “step outside” themselves and to see not how things divide, but how they can build.

    Warning: You might, from the first minute or so of the talk, conclude that Haidt is a liberal bashing the right. Not true. Keep watching and you see that he identifies some conservative values as essential to a healthy society.

    There are more talks on this site.



    The first talk on that web page is even more brilliant than the one above (which is also on that web page). It is about getting the left and right to stop ignoring problems that the other side sees, and to work together. Oh, and to get Congress to fix itself, first. Sadly, in the year since that talk was made, there seems to be little progress.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ^yes, and indeed. Compressing a book to a paragraph isn’t a totality. And it IS the effort to find a way for “opposites” to communicate, and pursue progress, that is the important point.


    We must need to find progress, not just nationally, but universally across other cultures as well!

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    “Trout’s comment is too short to do justice to what Haidt has learned. And it is somewhat misleading.”

    Thanks. Your elaboration makes a lot more sense.

  8. disgustedamerican

    disgustedamerican said, over 1 year ago

    I use my voting experience since helping re-elect IKE, plus my self-education on the Conservative principles and the Constitution (several copies and I have read it many times);
    logic and my Biblical education on the difference between “right” and “wrong”….Liberals use their intuition and myths that do not connect with real life or what the Constitution forbids the federal government to do.
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    I support the Tea Party grass roots independent movement.
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    Americans oppose Obama and his agenda and words and actions on Principle. He could be an Albino and we would still oppose his plan to bring Free Enterprise to an end and replace it with a Socialistic system.

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