Pyrrhonian skepticism

Maureen Dowd of the New York Times sat down with Peter Thiel, the gay billionaire from Silicon Valley who spoke to the RNC convention, with a clear message to the room to get used to the idea of gay Republicans. It should have ameliorated the angst in the gay community that Donald Trump was a homophobe who is going to round them up in extermination camps, but it didn’t. The same irrational phobia affects large swaths of the Jewish community, even with President Obama actively trying to harm Israel, while Trump proudly shows off his Jewish granddaughter. Trump’s selection for ambassador to Israel supports moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and supports the Israel building additional housing on the West Bank. I don’t know how much it will take for people to wake up about who the enemy is and is not.

It is an interesting story to read as Maureen tries to probe for a weakness and finds none. I think by the end she was in love ❤️ and ready to have his children. Maureen is widely read among the people who think the only news worth reading is in the New York Times. It is clear from her prior articles that she is quite confused about the society she lives in and the expectations people have of her. If she comes around to the point of view saying “relax, everything will be OK”, that will be a major shift in the potential of the Trump administration to do things and wind down the toxic media attitude towards Republicans.

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5 Responses to Pyrrhonian skepticism

  1. briand75 says:

    Good luck winding down anything with the leftist media 🙂 The recent BuzzFeed nonsense is proof of the never-ending effort to get Trump. I read the documents – it’s clear to anyone that the article is just rumor-mongering and should never have seen the light of publication. They tell me BuzzFeed is a popular and growing source for news. I say – Really???? Trump is on the money when he calls it “fake news”. These people belong in the same bathtub with CNN and Maureen’s NY Times.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      The little bit of progressive media I was able to find this morning were doubling down on the buzzfeed story, basically calling it fake but true. The millenials are waking up to the reality they were duped since childhood about pretty much everything.

  2. JayMar says:

    As I see it, the biggest problem among millenials regarding news is that they want their news pre-disgested and as small tidbits. I don’t believe they will read beyond a simple paragraph. They are NOW people seeking instant gratification, thus the growth of “news” organization that cater to them. When Huxley said that there would be a time where books are irrelevant. that time is here. There is a wonderful book written some time ago by Neil Postman titled “Amusing Ourselves to Death.” In this book he compares Huxley vs. Orwell and here is a link to a comic strip portraying this views of what is to come:

    • Fred Stiening says:

      My main source of information on this is my niece, the one who fled back to New York City in terror that Donald Trump might be elected and she needed to be prepared to flee the country to someplace were women could still get abortions. I mean that literally – she is a medical doctor from a major university.

      Knowing about my opinions about TV, on one visit she insisted on ignoring me and watching the daily show episode stored on her DVR. I had already made it very clear the level of contempt that I have for FOXNews and how they dragged us into war In Iraq with information they must’ve known was not credible. So I was supportive that much of what the show was saying was true, but any attempt to discuss the underlying issue being talked about came to a dead end, because she really didn’t know much about the underlyimg topic. In general, I don’t even advocate in a specific position – I just challenge people’s beliefs to make sure that they know why they believe what they believe. I was taught in a public school system, therefore I was cleansed of anything I might have otherwise been taught to believe

    • TheChairman says:

      I looked at the comic strip, but tend to disagree with the author’s opinion that Huxley may be correct. In my observation, we are seeing a synthesis of ‘1984’ and ‘Brave New World’, along with ‘Atlas Shrugged’. We are very much in a surveillance state, peer pressure via Facebook/social media (aka ‘facecrime’ in 1984), hard news propaganda… the soft-sell is via the Brave New World aspect, by bombarding our senses: 500 channels of DishTV, Xanax, e-porn, food, etc.

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