Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent

"Opinion itself, through

modifications and elaboration, can

transform into propaganda what

in the beginning was information."

Jacques Ellul

opinion is defined as:

belief expressed

message expressing a belief

sentiment formed in the rational mind

judgement or estimation of the merit of something

personal belief that is not founded on proof or certainty

conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by officialdom

educated judgement based on knowledge of a subject given by an expert

eliminate objectivity

"Our media has collapsed. They've questioned no one.

One of the reasons George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney are so daring is that they know there's nobody to stop them. The people are not stupid, but they are totally misinformed." - Gore Vidal

infering an opinion

"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not

by the false appearance things present, which mislead

into error
, not directly by weakness of the reasoning

, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice."

Arthur Schopenhauer

"The source of man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature.

The pertinacity with which he clings to blind opinions imbibed in his infancy.

Consequent prejudice warps his mind, prevents its expansion, renders him the slave of fiction and unquestionably dooms him to continual error.

He takes the tone of his ideas on the authority of others, who are themselves in error, or have an interest in deceiving him.

He would be a metaphysician before he has become a practical philosopher.

He quits the contemplation of reality to meditate on chimeras.

He neglects experience to feed on conjecture, to indulge in hypothesis.

He dares not cultivate reason, as he has been taught to consider it criminal.

The remedies for these evils must be sought for in Nature herself; it is only in the abundance of resources, that we can rationally expect to find antidotes to the mischiefs brought upon us by an ill directed, overpowering blind enthusiasm." - Paul Heinrich Dietrich, Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

i invented the opinion guard! sheild your entrenced logic and reason! opinion-guard will twist and distort arguments from others into easily dismissible ramblings.

The People We Pay to Think

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"I landed a job as executive director of a policy organization in Washington. This felt like a coup. But certain perversities became apparent as I settled into the job. It sometimes required me to reason backward, from desired conclusion to suitable premise." - Matthew B. Crawford

Think tanks , funded primarily by major corporations and foundations, claim to serve as centers for analysis of "important" public issues.

Think tanks are public relations fronts, sited in seats of governance, generating "scholarship" to serve the advocacy goals of industry sponsors.

Think tanks devise and promote policies that shape the lives of Americans.

Think tanks are designed to popularize the political leaning of the sponsors.

Every think tank has a sponsor. And every sponsor had an agenda.

It is unreasonable to accept ANY pronouncement from a think tank as every statement WILL be biased toward the sponsor feeding the fish in the tank.

"Fueled by tax-deductible donations and philanthropic assets, think tanks have dramatically grown in size and influence during the past 100 years.

US think tanks increased from eight in 1910 to 98 in 1960 and 1,106 in 2006.

Think tanks, directing billions of dollars of tax subsidies have received minimal public scrutiny and are often poorly understood." - JH Snider

2000 Zionists have established a commanding presence at the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Center for Security Policy, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.

"Bent on becoming an opinion journalist, I landed a syndicated column.

I could never live on what it paid alone.

I affiliated with the Cato Institute, which always encouraged my work.

I ghostwrote Op-Ed articles, drafted political speeches, prepared internal corporate briefings and strategized business media campaigns.

All the while, I also wrote commentary and opinion pieces.

Virtually everyone I worked with, or wrote for, had an ax to grind.

Opinion journals have explicit ideologies, supported through fund raising.

Politicians, PR firms, companies and associations have explicit agendas.

The number of folks underwriting the pursuit of knowledge can be counted on one hand, if not one finger. " - Doug Bandow


"Your television may receive 200 channels, but virtually every one is owned by one of the six amalgamations - NBC Universal, Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, Sony and News Corp." - Marshall Herskovitz 11/07

2008 "German policy research institutes influence decision making of the government, and their work is becoming more visible in the German media.

Many receive government funding, and maintain close ties with universities.

German think tanks include major foreign policy institutes, peace research organizations, economic research institutes, party foundations, and non-traditional think tanks." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 5 March 2008

"Many of the estimated 37,000 French journalists see themselves more as intellectuals than as reporters.

Instead of merely reporting events, they often try to analyze developments and influence readers with their own biases.

At the same time, many political or economic journalists are educated at the same elite schools as the politicians they cover.

As a consequence, many reporters do not necessarily regard their primary role as being that of a watchdog or a counterweight to the political and economic powers in place." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 16 July 2008

According to the Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the French and the Germans are biased, as you would expect.

Any individual that does the rudimentary critical thinking will realize that there is absolutely no difference between French, Germans, English and Americans or any other social culture or group when it comes to bias.

2009 "Corporations wanting to advance agendas turn to think tanks.

Think tanks combine a scholarly image with the expertise of how to play the media and policymakers alike.

Chicago' Heartland Institute is holding a conference in New York featuring a persistent if increasingly-isolated group of global warming skeptics.

Heartland is well-funded by tobacco and fossil fuel corporations.

Not that Heartland discloses which corporations and foundations fund its operations; it prefers secrecy." - Bob Burton March 6, 2009

The dominance of the cartoon in a declining civilization


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