Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
Interesting reporting from Afghanistan[/url]
We humans do have a strong inclination to generalize large assumptions from small bits of information, and we are titillated and captivated by extremes.

Persuasive propagandists know and use this psychological trait with great success, growing bits of truth into dominant realities. Was it always the backbone of politics?


You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller