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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Art of Political Conversation

Anyone who has the courage to engage in discussions on the current condition of world affairs, knows all too well the feeling of talking with yourself. Dialogue once meant debating ideas. Today "Political Correctness" demands answering only the questions you agree with and ignoring all those that may differ with your viewpoint. This gentile characteristic of avoidance in the unpleasant, has become the mainstay of the mainstream. The subconscious motivation seeks acceptance. You have to go along to get along . . .  The last mortal sin is offending. And any notion of critique or criticism of sacred cows, is viewed as the purview of the fool. Such splendid standards for political discourse has now been raised by the neoconservatives to a higher plateau. 

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