A Philosophical Comment About Critical Thinking, Political Candidates, Entertainment, Free Speech and Narrative Vividness by Gary S. Smolker
“The more critical reason dominates, the more impoverished life becomes….Overvalued reason has this in common with political absolutism: under its dominion, the individual is pauperized.” – Carl Gustav Jung
Donald Trump and Ben Carson are characters.
Characters are entertaining.
People love to be entertained.
By the way, Lyndon Johnson had a way with words when it came to summing up people he distrusted, including a Kennedy aide (“He wouldn’t know how to pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel.”)
J. Edgar Hoover also had a way with words (“I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.”)
Language is a weapon.
People should be mindful of where to aim it and when to fire.
Free Speech is the bedrock of democracy.
Currently, the Republican Presidential Primary campaigns and debates are the best show on television.
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Posted on October 31, 2015, in Donald Trump, Free Speech, Political Campaigns of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and tagged Ben Carson, Donald Trump, free speech, narrative vividness, Republican Presidential Primary Campaigns. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.