Sourcing information is nothing more than a tool to manipulate people. It is used simply to inflate or deflate people’s strength of their opinion. When someone’s source for something is deemed too streamlined it is regarded as useless and weakens the thing being spoken for. And when a source is given neutrality of stance on the thing being spoken for, it is given creditability. But the big problem with this view of sources is that a source being either neutral or slanted doesn’t mean it’s guarantied correct or incorrect. Someone can make a statement that is 100% true but because it either has no sources or there is a source that is deemed to be slanted, the statement is thrown out as being trash. The idea of having to source every little bit of information someone ever knows or talks about is one of the big problems of societies’ agenda of being politically correct. Political correctness is the larger tool that is used to control people through intimidation of being a liar or through praise of being correct. When Socrates (and other philosophers) spoke in Athens he probably had no sources for the things he spoke of yet the wisdom he helped people to see is deemed as some of the wisest teachings of ancient history. If we give such creditability to people like Socrates, Plato, Tsu Suu, Chuang Tsu, and other highly intelligent people, then why is it they do not have to be politically correct? They were likely never scrutinized for their sources and they were able to speak countless words of wisdom and insight. Many people today could be speaking wisdom and insight in very much the same manner. But these people are all silenced by the daunting shadow of political correctness and sourcing. Sourcing is a tool to keep people silent in order to give other people a manipulative advantage in society.
(With that said, it is a conspiracy that the Bourgeois use such things as sourcing information and political correctness to keep the Proletarians from advancing in societal status.)
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22 Dec 2011 07:20 CET