Friday, August 27, 2010

Has screaming replaced reason?

Our Arizona primaries have just been held. The contenders for the major offices spent more time screaming invectives at their opponents than they did in talking about issues. One even went so far as to accuse his opponent of being a criminal (without justification). He/she who screams the loudest gets the most votes? He/she who can be the nastiest wins the election?
Is the real failure of the eduational system not that people cannot read or write but they have not been taught to reason and think for themselves? Is it that they have not been taught
dialogue?
When demogogues like Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and their ilk command such large audiences, is there any hope for a civil society?

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