We are being fed really weird, fringe thoughts and things, under the pretence that they are main stream. Why? Weird fringes are not the norm.
Who can you rely on? Who can you nominate to tell you the truth? Truth has become a ghost town.
We don’t even have the capacity to agree on facts. The two different versions don’t sit down and work it out they’re just off in different directions.
True things are so hard to say in public. It is so disputed. It is so controversial. So howled at.
Who would have thought that a life time woman’s advocate, a woman, would be so screachingly decried and vilified for taking an anatomical biological stance on who is a woman.
Public figures are lucky to survive when they tread on one of these societal left wing bombs.
Speakers in public are howled at. Howled at in public but privately supported.
Questions that have wide relevance and that we should be engaging in are shut down in public and pushed under ground, into the private , into the back yard. And pursued even there. Triggs our own former human rights guardian decried even that private backyard bbq forum.
The pursuit of reason and rationalism and realism has been lost in so much main of stream media and the establishments are overrun by loud screamers for apologies.
Good, being good, having a good society. Free, being free, having freedom to speak and think is not some starting point to be traded.
Crazy nutters howling out at each other either on the television or the Parliament from each side is not discussion.
It is not good for our society to be embedded in the irrational, the emotional, the passionate, in feelings based decisions on important questions
Important questions must not be dodged and ducked and avoided but decided on facts not feelings.
I want to hear truthfully what my politicians stand for. I want them to tell me honestly what their position is. I want them to justify it properly. I want to hear opposing positions and opposing arguments.
I don’t want them howled down by screeching opponents for trying so to do.
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