The definition of insanity

Insanity is stubbornly doing the same thing over and over and over again with no change in attitude, approach or behavior, expecting a different result.

Ideologues substitute BELIEFS for FACTS, RELIGION for SCIENCE and IDEOLOGY for LOGIC.  They prefer insanity and chaos to sanity and reason and order.  They ignore arguments, evidence and facts that don’t support their theory (here, ideology).  Hillary once said of GWB that he lived in “an evidence-free zone.”

There is nothing quite as dangerous as an ideologue, especially one that employs religious beliefs to “support” his ideology.  He thinks his beliefs or ideology have divine blessing, and, therefore, his actions are beyond reproach or challenge.  He adopts a Messianic self-image and lives in a bubble of sycophants who tell him what he wants to hear.  Dissent is not tolerated.  Anyone who disagrees with him is evil and has malintent.

You can always tell an ideologue by how they react to challenges and arguments.  They cannot argue with logic and reason, so they attack their opponent personally and question their opponents agenda and veracity.

If that doesn’t work, the repeat their lie or belief or ideology like a mantra, knowing full well that the more often people hear a lie, the more likely they are to accept it as truth without question over time.

This is a basic marketing principle — frequency and saturation.

It is no accident that the original biblical definition of “authority” is actually knowledge.  Knowledge is power.

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About Laura Schneider

Retired IT consultant (disabled), musician and animal lover. I support the constitutional concept of Right of Privacy and no discrimination against any person based on race, religion, ideology, gender, sexual preference or disability. I am very concerned about the erosion of our constitutional rights and protections under GWB (and even this administration). I strongly oppose torture, rendition or illegal search and/or seizure (without a warrant) and warrantless wiretapping. I believe that education is our best hope of a bright future for our children. Knowledge is power, and that's the kind of authority (Biblically speaking) that our children must have in order to be successful in a 21st century world.
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