Is Online Debate Futile?

February 28, 2017
Updated December 16, 2017

Occupy Democrats Parody

For many it may seem a useless exercise.  I can personally account for several breakthroughs achieved by the miracle of threaded online debates.  Still it is difficult to get past the gates of carefully guarded opinions.  Let’s discuss why.

THOUGHT PROTECTIONISM

Near everyone self identifies as a “logical” and “rational” thinker.  Reflexively anything that betray’s an individual’s understanding is at least initially dismissed as “illogical” and “irrational.”  The powerful elites that govern have a vested interested in managing the kinds of thoughts since it is the key ingredient to all power wielded that isn’t enforced by hard threats of dire and even mortal consequences for individual or collective expressions of defiance.

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