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« Biblical Illiteracy | Main | RE: The Fear of Being Fooled »

September 27, 2006

Re: The Fear of Being Fooled

Perhaps you are right Diane. But, if we really think about it, isn't the remarkable thing the utter lack of such fear (the fear of being fooled) that recent conspiracy theorists have shown Couldn't we see the Plame letdown coming from a mile away? It wasn't a letdown for many of us, mind you, but for those who had somehow bought into Joe Wilson's self-inflating claims of persecution, the news that the mystery leaker was -- oops -- one of their own, Richard Armitage, was a proper embarrassment.

Or was it?

Isn't that, right there, the problem? The lack of embarrassment? Did anyone from Team Plame's sizable bandwagon ever express any regret? How many even admitted they were wrong in accusing Administration players of high crimes? None that I know of. Nor did they have to -- MSM made sure of that. Nothing to see here, move along...

So if there is no risk of shame in espousing even the most irresponsible conspiracy theory, then this dramatically reduces the actual "fear of being fooled." If all one ever has to say is "Oops" or "Whatever" when conclusively proved wrong, then we ought to expect conspiracy theories, shouldn't we? After all, they're quite convenient for the Machiavellian political strategist.

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Dr. Howdy

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Dr. Howdy

Doug Danhoff

I believe the lack of shame or embarassment is exactly the problem we face.
These situations, like the Plame kerfluffle, are planned and carried out by those who do not have the best interest of the country in mind...or at the very least have put it on the back burner in favor of brewing a little more hatred on the front.
If your morality is based on situational ethics, and if truth is only what men make it, this all becomes very logical and rational to the perpetrators.
Most of us traditionalists who still have moral anchors have a hard time understanding the extreme left for the very reason that we start from a far different position.
Pretend that the only truth is what you believe and the tactics of the left become rational.

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