Tag Archives: Dissent

Groupthink, Cults and the Republican Party

When it comes to political leaders, I’ll support them when I agree with them on an issue, oppose them when I disagree with them on an issue. I’m that way with a Democratic leader or a Republican leader. I don’t … Continue reading

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Groupthink and the Importance of Independent Thought

This has been a week choke full of news, with Senator Jeff Flake’s recent speech imploring Republicans to stand up to President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the growing polarization between conservative Americans and progressive … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Speech and Respecting Differences of Opinion

One of the things that I think is bad about the political climate of today is a lack of respect for differences of opinion among the various sides. Especially with the Tea Party and many of its supporters, I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Attending a Rally for Fair Elections

For the past few years, I’ve been bothered by the strong influence that corporations and their lobbyists have had in our political system. It seems that these corporations are able to spend large amounts of money to insure that only … Continue reading

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The Boondocks and Dissent in Comics

I’ve always enjoyed reading comic strips. Since I discovered Peanuts as a five year old, I would enthusiasticly get the latest newspapers just to read the latest of my favorite comic strips. In the late 1980s, though, I stopped regularly … Continue reading

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Groupthink and the Importance of Thinking For Yourself

It’s always difficult for an individual to go against a group of people. We all want to get along and be liked by people, so we often keep quiet about opinions when we’re with a group of friends or family … Continue reading

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