Conflicting Messages

Image 3-8I never cease to be  perplexed (and often disapointed) at how otherwise generally  reasonable people can draw such different conclusions by looking at the same set of facts. The events that unfolded in Charlottesville this weekend are a perfect example.

I have concluded that the deciding factor is a combination of where you get your “news” from and ultimately, “what you want to believe,” regardless of where the facts take you.

Some may counter that I too, am a product of those two forces.  Possibly,  but I would counter that my having been a student of society/politics for over 30 years helps me see through the “spin.”

Maybe I am fooling myself.        I hope not.

 

 

 

 

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Conflicting Messages

  1. I’ve always been a firm advocate of “everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if they are wrong!” (sorry that should read “even if it differs from mine!”)

    As I get older I have come to the view that some people should not be allowed to have an opinion because it is too dangerous for the rest of society! They would probably think it was time to euthanise me.

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  2. Linda Gill says:

    I agree, Ray. It’s quite perplexing.

    Liked by 1 person

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