Form own opinions |

Form own opinions

I took the opportunity to view Mr. Moore’s new film. No, it is not a very flattering portrayal of George Bush, nor his administration, and wasn’t meant to be. It is easy to chide Bush, and Moore. The truth is somewhere in between. However, facts are more elusive than one thinks.

Rooting out facts from fiction/opinion requires work. Work that many of us would rather delegate. Give us a party line and we can ignore anything that doesn’t support that philosophy.

Yet, an informed democracy takes work, and requires patience, tolerance and acceptance, especially when we’re searching for facts. Being willing to use sources other than the party line is crucial. Using the Internet, other radio broadcasts (e.g. the BBC), other news sources (e.g. The Christian Science Monitor). A great deal of material is available to you if you want it.

The question is whether or not you wish to participate in forming your own opinions or to delegate that work. Contempt prior to investigation keeps one ignorant and Ignorance gets one a government not of the people, by the people, nor for the people, yet one of special interests. Maybe not your interests.

Bruce Hart

Chicago Park

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