Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! Happy Tuesday all you visitors to @ Padre's! More quotes and a bit of commentary. We don't want another blatterooning post. 😁
You have not converted a man, because you have silenced him. - John Morley, On Compromise
There is no such way to . . . give defense to strange and absurd doctrines, as to guard them round about with legions of obscure, doubtful and undefined words. - John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Both quotes sum up the current state of questions, discourse and dialogue in our culture. Silence the questions, mock the criticisms, label and dismiss disagreements. An attack on the person is usually a good sign that the strength of the opposing argument is too weak for the opponent to be confident in it. Nothing silences a person like death, but ideas, questions and disputes don't always die with the death of a proponent. Sometimes they do when the movement is small, but not when it is widespread.
Regarding the Locke quote, we have been entertaining the theater of the absurd for years thanks to the undue influence our culture gives to higher education. I am not sure how or if we can walk it back to a culture of dialogue and debate when we can't even agree on vocabulary and the meaning of words. Not only are words of vague meaning making it difficult if not impossible, we use more and more terms of depersonalization to reduce people to functions and fluids. I really think a Wokeinary might be needed.😊
Dewdropper - An unemployed young adult who sleeps through the day. Early twentieth century English slang.
Missouri barn - Brady Kesner Photography Happy Tuesday Friends!
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...