Maintaining Disbelief

The usual tactic for someone who is losing an argument to adopt is to change the argument. Another tactic is to interrupt the person who is winning the argument and not let him or her finish. There are probably a hundred ways to appear to be winning an argument while actually losing it.

Abraham Lincoln pointed out that you can fool some of the people some of the time and most of the people all of the time; he was wrong, however, in claiming that you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. You can fool all of the people all of the time, but because there are people who will, through prejudice or sheer stubbornness maintain their disbelief out loud even though in their hearts they believe and know their disbelief is false.

Maintaining disbelief is an important human trait. It is a vice and a virtue. Even as the storms rage and the crops fail and the sun parches the land and the seas rise there will be those who maintain their disbelief. At the end of the day, it may well be the only relief they find.

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  1. It was Keynes who said, When you learn the fact one adjusts your views, but the truth is not the truth where money and power over conciousness is involved in three main channels of reality.

    What is interesting however, is that we have just had a record 9 cold months of weather and spring is long overdue in my diary of some 30 plus years.

    To seek and find the truth, it is impossible to solve the conundrum, using the same level of consciousness that created the idea, that taxing the problem is going to fix the so called problem. This is unbelievable.

    Since the begining of time our troubles have been under water, right now the waters may be getting deeper and the riches greater, and a elite saltiness is begining to taint the blood of common sense.

    We are now entering a belief that the old warm is creating the new cold, now this one is going to take some maintaining, but they will try their hardest, belive me.

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