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Comment on What Social Media Hath Wrought by Doctor

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:23:54 +0000

Thank you Dr. Mount! Trenchant as always. Perhaps the one benefit of the hell that social media hath wrought is that it teaches some people patience and exposes the whako in all of us.



Comment on What Social Media Hath Wrought by Bill Mount

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:36:33 +0000

Sanderjin showed remarkable patience, restraint and forbearance in even continuing to correspond with Mr. Bk after his first, absurd post. Unfortunately, this confrontational template can be applied to all manner of communication, not just in social media. Somebody's Moral Outrage is "triggered" (it's a hoot that Bk had no shame in using that word to describe his own reaction), his target counters with a reasonable response, but The Outraged One is anchored and feels justified in pressing his point, and pressing it, and pressing it and, soon, nobody is reasonable any more. Can't you imagine exactly this sequence of events taking place, for example, when Berkeley students were morally outraged and triggered by the very possibility of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's presence on campus? That episode resulted in riots. It doesn't take much to extend this idea to Kim Jong Un being outraged and triggered by Our Current President's childish taunts. The result of that dialog could be a lot worse than mere riots. Social media does give us a degree of isolation, permitting us to say things that we might at least think twice about if we were face to face with our interlocutor. But that isolation is hardly essential in producing unpleasant outcomes. All that's really required is a profound sense of absolute rightness and superiority . Unfortunately, there's no shortage of that in contemporary social or political discourse, no matter which side of the argument you're on.



Comment on Click by Jane

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:20:01 +0000

Amen Jerry!



Comment on Truth Takes a Beating … But No Lie Lives Forever by William L. Mount

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:44:17 +0000

Thank you, Jerry. You're so right. Truth has a way of eventually sneaking back into the picture.



Comment on Truth is good, but not popular by Truth Takes a Beating … But No Lie Lives Forever | Jerry's Juice Bar

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:47:22 +0000

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Comment on Gratitude. by Steve

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:12:19 +0000

Amen, Jerry, happy Thanksgiving to you!



Comment on Christian faith and the U.S. Presidential Election by Doctor

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:27:38 +0000

Thank you for your comment. I am ignorant on many things and for that, I am very sorry. But the person you describe above is not the Hillary Clinton that I know. On that I am quite certain. God's peace be with you.



Comment on Christian faith and the U.S. Presidential Election by Ellen Batelaan-Smith

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:55:41 +0000

A lot of tespect that you found the right words to put your thoughts into. Amen






Comment on Christian faith and the U.S. Presidential Election by Beth

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:08:30 +0000

Hillary has stated public ally that "Christians just have to change". I personally, as a Christian, vote for anyone who supports late term abortions, many babies have survived premature birth at 24 weeks. It is murder, a human being and NOT just a bunch of cells. I personally cannot as a Christian vote for anyone who tells me I have to change my beliefs. I personally cannot vote for anyone who lies, cheats and is responsible for the death of four good men. I personally cannot vote for anyone who has put the security of our country on the line by having highly confidential emails on their personal computer. I personally cannot vote for a criminal, and someone who is only interested in pursuing their own interest and their own power. I personally cannot vote for anyone who is out to destroy the Constitution of the United States of America? Not a fan of Trump but he WILL get my vote as a strong Christian who will NOT be told to change my beliefs which are firmly grounded in the Bible. And I am not a "deplorable". Also, I will not be blackmailed by a lying and biased media. It is unfathomable to me that people can be so ignorant.