I’m glad someone else is noticing this troubling and risky trend in our society.
There’s simply nothing you should just accept at face value. You should always do your own homework.
Critical thinkers rarely take something they read or hear as fact. Critical thinkers will seek out other perspectives. The reflex action of a critical thinker is to assume there’s another side to whatever story they’re told.
What alarms me is how often you see people take a premise at face value with no questions.
There was a time in the late 60s and early 70s when the phrase “question authority” was a well-known and popular refrain.
Fast forward to 2015, and we’re getting emails from the current administration’s “Truth Team.” (The official organization is the “Organizing for Action Truth Team.”)
As a marketer, I would have cautioned any politician from having a self-described “truth team.” It just screams 1984 and Russian and German propaganda, to me.
But what really rubs me the wrong way about…
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