To energize collective intelligence …
… to magnetize the wisdom of crowds.
Your opinion might be wrong, or it might be right as rain …
… but either way: the fact is that you have an opinion.
I might disagree with you because your opinion is wrong.
And if I disagree then that’s a fact, too.
But I might disagree with you about it even though you’re right and it’s true.
Then that would be a different fact.
Or I might disagree with you when you’re wrong …
… all the while holding an opinion that’s likewise wrong.
And, if that’s what’s so, then that would be the truth of it.
Point is: we’re in it for democracy.
So if you have an opinion, that matters.
Now, question is, are we here just to argue?
Or does it actually matter to you …
… in which case let’s get down to it and sort things out to get it right.
Truth is, folk who are false can talk facts, and lie all the while.
It isn’t quite rocket science or brain surgery … but it’s kinda tricky.
That’s the way of it. That’s the fact. That’s the truth.
Almost as though they just want to argue …
… like they’re getting you to look what’s in their hand while they pick your pocket.
So: … let’s talk things through.
Thinking together about what is crucial …
… speaking deeply about simple things.
My begging bowl
“Democracy without honest information creates the illusion of popular consent at the same time that it enhances the power of the state and the privileged interests that the state protects.
“Is the Fourth Estate a Fifth Column?“