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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I said that he said it could be self defeating. What is troublesome is that nonetheless, he concludes that under certain circumstances it could become thinkable.
    I believe that you are troubled by all this.
    Not quite the same as it being troubling.
    imho
    ymmv
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    He CLEARLY says that he can envision a scenario where the conspiracy becomes so bad that BANNING becomes thinkable. Can you even read?
    Cass Sunstein has argued in one of his many books that's titled, Democracy and the problem with free speech, that there is concern that too many people just talking about the same thing can give its perception more importance than its worth. What we're seeing as an early response to an old problem for governments is the possibility of the governed speaking with a singular voice!!

    That is to be avoided at all cost. The means of confounding that voice is always sought. The idea is ancient too. In the history of Israel, the one recorded in the old testament of the bible anyway, tells of the dangers (at the tower of Babel) of a people who can all communicate with one another. Governments, for all they may say to the contrary, are not interested in unity; chaos and division, even if it's only through the polarization of partisanship, is preferred, and squaring factions with one another is a useful method of control.

    It's like on the singular occasion that cattle are all thinking the same thing. The ram rods chief job is to ensure that it never happens. But if it does, Get the **** out of the way!
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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    You are lying

    He never said it could be reasonably considered.
    Thinkable means reasonably considered. It does not merely mean that the human can conceive of it, as you would like to put forward. As I said, the human mind could think of anything including a nuclear attack. There is no need to mention such a thing because it is not thinkable.

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I believe that you are troubled by all this.
    Not quite the same as it being troubling.
    imho
    ymmv
    It is troublesome that someone could be one the Supreme Court and uphold such an action by the government.

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Thinkable means reasonably considered.
    No it doesn't

    It does not merely mean that the human can conceive of it,
    Yes it does
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    No it doesn't

    Yes it does


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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Here's some background on Cass Sunstein



    In addition, Mr Sunstein has been under consideration by the Obama administration as a possible Supreme Court Justice.

    Sunstein co-authored a book that suggested the following



    Cass Sunstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amazing! Tax people who put forward conspiracy theories!

    Any rate, that aside, what do you think? Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?
    For some people, conspiracy theories are the only thing that validates their lives. For others it's great entertainment.

    Why would anyone want to ban this?
    TANSTAAFL

    “An armed society is a polite society.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It is troublesome that someone could be one the Supreme Court and uphold such an action by the government.
    There's been lots of troubling things.

    LBJ’s ‘X’ File on Nixon’s ‘Treason’
    March 3, 2012

    Special Report: In the dusty files of Lyndon Johnson’s presidential library in Austin, Texas, once secret documents and audiotapes tell a dark and tragic story of how Richard Nixon’s team secured the White House in 1968 by sabotaging peace talks that might have ended the Vietnam War four years earlier, Robert Parry reports.

    After hearing from Dirksen, Nixon grew concerned that Johnson might just go public with his evidence of the conspiracy. Nixon discussed his worries with Sen. George Smathers, a conservative Democrat from Florida, who, in turn, called Johnson on the morning of Nov. 3, just two days before the election.

    There are conspiracy theories, and there are conspiracies.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2012/03/0...ixons-treason/
    Last edited by Montecresto; 03-22-15 at 10:10 PM.
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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    There's been lots of troubling things.

    LBJ’s ‘X’ File on Nixon’s ‘Treason’
    March 3, 2012

    Special Report: In the dusty files of Lyndon Johnson’s presidential library in Austin, Texas, once secret documents and audiotapes tell a dark and tragic story of how Richard Nixon’s team secured the White House in 1968 by sabotaging peace talks that might have ended the Vietnam War four years earlier, Robert Parry reports.

    After hearing from Dirksen, Nixon grew concerned that Johnson might just go public with his evidence of the conspiracy. Nixon discussed his worries with Sen. George Smathers, a conservative Democrat from Florida, who, in turn, called Johnson on the morning of Nov. 3, just two days before the election.

    There are conspiracy theories, and there are conspiracies.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2012/03/0...ixons-treason/
    Hmmm, a republican conspiracy to undermine a Presidents negotiations with a foriegn nation. Why does that sound familiar?
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Here's some background on Cass Sunstein



    In addition, Mr Sunstein has been under consideration by the Obama administration as a possible Supreme Court Justice.

    Sunstein co-authored a book that suggested the following



    Cass Sunstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amazing! Tax people who put forward conspiracy theories!

    Any rate, that aside, what do you think? Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?
    We need to hang him..And all others like him.

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