Indoctrination, Self-Deception, and Lies

Self-deception...in image and thought

Self-deception…in image and thought

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg–indoctrination or self-deception? Are either ever justified as fair advocacy? Or are they always lies and unfair propagandas?

Are they limited to words? Or are they also conveyed through narratives, films, stories, and pictures?

Do they sometimes infect views which are cultural, political, religious, or economical–like trickle-down economics?

Such urgently social issues are more productively addressed by dynamic cooperation rather than by insular analyses of individual persons. This blog seeks to build practical solutions by asking for your own creative comments.

2 Comments

  1. Laura Taylor September 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    I find the information on your website to be a valuable vehicle. It can help clarify not only the thoughts and ideas of one’s own self, but also assist them in understanding more about the thoughts and ideas of others. An honest analytical evaluation of all avenues of thought in our world is truly welcome, as it is crucial to learn to embrace our similarities, accept our differences, and hope to resolve and peacefully coexist with conflicts that lie between.

    • rhindery September 9, 2012 at 1:04 am #

      Thank you, Laura, for your brief and accurate summary of my website. Often, as I sit in a public place, I try to imagine how it is possible to see yet another new face. Then, voila, I see one, and another, and another, etc.
      It’s the same with ideas and perceptions. They are as endless in variety as are our faces. The more we share, the greater the breadth and depth of our knowledge.

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