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Keith Woods The Growth Of Post-Truth

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They've done an amazing job keeping people out so far.

Its much worse. The reality is most Irish people are utter fookwits. Any aware person can simply look past the 5G stuff, and focus on our national existential crisis. Gemma is one of the few loud voices willing to put her head above the parapet and take it on head on. If people are so dumb that they perceive the situation to be a zero-sum game, in terms of who to support, then that just confirms my suspicions about the intellectual state of play out there.
 

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The "truth" in the real world is that might is right.

Once you get enough power and authority behind an idea you can get people to believe in literally anything.

Nationalists trying to tell the truth to the masses won't work until they have power behind them.
 
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He should do what many people are doing..wait and see. He's nailing his colours to the mast far too early. Very black and white thinking from him on this issue in my opinion.
Many people older than him remember the lies, mistruths and manipulation throughout most of the Western media during the WMD farce leading to the second Iraq war, the 'War on Terror' and more recently with Libya.
Its entirely natural to be skeptical of the media and their motivations, indeed it is entirely rational.
Of course there are those who engage in conspiracy thinking and reject any and all mainstream narratives but just because someone has suspicions about the role of the media in this crisis does not mean they reject the entire premise, or that they reject the reality of a contagious virus.
Imo Its best to wait until its all over to draw any conclusions.

I feel Keith feels the need to have the definitive take on many issues before the issues have played out proper. Much (as another poster has said) like Fintan O'Toole and his Brexit fiasco.
Theres nothing wrong with watching and waiting and letting things play out before making an analysis.


I think he's showing his impatience with a certain tendency of the Right to fall into all sorts of daft conspiracy theory. The fact is that if you reject Marx, you really have no objective way to understand the Capitalist world. All you have is paranoia and conspiracy theory.
 
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Can you give us the line in the Koran which endorses intercourse with goats?
The Koran is a small component of Islamic praxis. The Hadith and the Sunna are much more influential and comprehensive when it comes to day to day living. Anyone who does not know this is suspect
 
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Only for people who take Dan Brown and Michael Baigent seriously . Fookwits in other words


It took the Catholic Church over 300 years to even come up with a creed - and then it split down the middle over the wording. You might think the message of Christ is very clear, but the greatest minds of the Catholic Church have never agreed on that.
 
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The Koran is a small component of Islamic praxis. The Hadith and the Sunna are much more influential and comprehensive when it comes to day to day living. Anyone who does not know this is suspect


Feel free to give us some quotations from either of these on how Muslims are permitted to indulge in sexual intercourse with goats.
 
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It took the Catholic Church over 300 years to even come up with a creed -

The Creed was a mere affirmation of the original and ancient core beliefs. And the Gospels are clear on what Jesus's role and purpose was and is, irrespective of creedal formulations
 
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Feel free to give us some quotations

You've had them, and more than once. And the internet is pestilent with videos of degenerate Muslims stooping animals and little boys and girls. A filthy system of living all round.
 
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The Creed was a mere affirmation of the original and ancient core beliefs. And the Gospels are clear on what Jesus's role and purpose was and is, irrespective of creedal formulations


Not at all. The text was hotly contested - and even after 325 it was not a settled matter.
 
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You've had them, and more than once. And the internet is pestilent with videos of degenerate Muslims stooping animals and little boys and girls. A filthy system of living all round.


If you fail to give us an actual quotation, we will be forgiven for suspecting that you are exaggerating, and that Muslims are not permitted by Islam to have sexual intercourse with goats. If that's the case, I must repeat my question - In what way is Christianity superior to Islam?
 
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