slimmouse » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:43 pm wrote:Perhaps the kneejerk baby-bathwater reaction itself is the social change we need to create in order for the masses to come to understand the reality of conspiracy and what needs to change in order to improve the world?
Unquestionably one of the best quotes in this thread. When people who have so much in common are telling others to dissasociate themselves from anyone who has followed Icke ( by that I mean, read, seen or listened to him), then weve all failed at the very first hurdle.
Thanks slim. I feel that the practice of discernment without prejudice or attachment -- such that discernment is treated as an ongoing cyclic process rather than a linear once-through-then-concretize-and-move-on process -- is a skill that every individual needs to learn in order to grow and be effective as an agent of change.
Nobody can discern for you which parts of someone else's narrative should be held as true for you, and to assume you have the right to impose that upon someone else is absolutely a form of intellectual violence, and scaled up to the inter-cultural level it's often also manifested as physical violence. Just ask AD's Palestinian friends.