American politician re-writes history regarding slavery….

Joel links to an interesting video clip of an American Politician who is very passionate… but is also very wrong….

Have a listen……

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One Response to American politician re-writes history regarding slavery….

  1. tildeb says:

    Facts matter. They inform what is true. This is an important message to emphasize.

    Those who are willing to alter facts to suit their preferred beliefs are always participating in a deception – a clear signal that they feel entitled to elevate their beliefs to be of greater import than what is true, what is factual. That practice should set off our skeptical warning bells that we should not place trust or confidence in the truthfulness or accuracy of their beliefs – the master they truly serve – when we know such beliefs are not based first and foremost on what’s true but on what’s merely and falsely supportive to the promoted belief.

    We should always keep in mind that such people are exercising intellectual dishonesty on purpose to serve the belief, exercising a choice to mislead if it serves the belief, to interpret in ways heavily biased to be supportive rather than accurate if it serves the belief, to simply make stuff up if it lends support to the belief.

    Clearly what is being served by such people is a master other than what’s true, other than what’s factual, other than what’s accurate. We should not lend our trust to such a person nor increase our confidence in what is believed but increase our skepticism of the intellectual integrity of the belief promoter and focus our criticism on the lack of veracity of beliefs themselves when we know the belief being promoted is held in higher esteem than what is true, what is factual.

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