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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:33 AM

30. To be fair, not all have fallen for Putin's puppets at JPR

Manny, for instance, seems to keep a level head, ignoring much of the rampant nonsense being spewed by posters opposing the "Deep State", claiming "Clarity" as their motive.

Unfortunately, many, many others, including some of the other mods, have fallen victim to a blind contrarianism that permeates the site rendering discussion of even the very nature of truth and reality impossible. If the MSM says the sky is blue, and some Putin sponsored "alternative journalist" says it is a green plaid, then for many, green plaid is the accepted reality.

Also, to be fair, the opposite of blind contrarianism is, of course, blind faith, and is just as dangerous. There are many here who accept the word of intelligence agencies who have repeatedly lied to us in the past, with no verifiable evidence beyond their own, often anonymous statements. There are even some who believe that the Russians hacked vote tallies, with no evidence, in fact US intelligence sources state the opposite.

Sadly, this confusion from misinformation/disinformation is a characteristic of the post-truth era, leading to either 1) blind faith when it fits one's personal narrative, 2) blind contrarianism when it doesn't, or 3) apathy out of frustration for those attemping to use critical thinking skills.

JPR could be a good progressive forum if it focused on spreading progressive values and acheiving progressive goals, instead of a lot of the nonsense that fills the site (at least the front page). There are some DU refugees there who are trying, but get drowned out.

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