Comment: Or

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Voters allow politicians to manipulate them.

I haven't read the article entirely, but so far I'll retain blame where it should be, on the voters. I can't help but feel this news, which boils down voters discerning truth and falsehood, is precursor for one of two oh-so-helpful tools for voters, law or a service from a company that benefits from government (regardless the sphere of government -- local, state, federal). More law or more fascism. Or more both. More aid for voters to understand their legislators. Right.

That's "aid," as in the introduction of a medium to (further) influence people what to think about their elected officials which affects what people do without meeting Or Else, a reduction of self providence. That "do" turns into "can do," the ability to do.

How so? Well, would the politician have access to who voted for whom and for what? If so, he could elevate his outlook on his constituency as numbers to the point of You voted against me, so you will face difficulty. If not personalizing his distaste, his legislation at least would be more collectivist than beforehand. Watch for more "polls." More polls, thicker cover to present the illusion that the mass of people is better off. More additions to the mass, the more mass legislation, naturally stamping out the freedom person, the thinker, the person least likely to be manipulated or who won't be manipulated.

Proximity to politics isn't good or bad. What diffentiates good and bad here is the path of proximity: self or nonself.

I'll have to click the link to read the rest of the article, but so far I'm suspicious.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.