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Edward R. Murrow (Original Post) kairos12 Oct 2022 OP
So did Carl Jung. Midnight Writer Oct 2022 #1
George Carlin kairos12 Oct 2022 #2

Midnight Writer

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1. So did Carl Jung.
Mon Oct 31, 2022, 03:49 PM
Oct 2022

He predicted that symbols would become more important than reality.

My examples: Holding a cross and loudly praising Jesus has become more important (to many) than actually following the teachings of Jesus. Hugging the flag and shouting about patriotism has become more important (to many) than actually loving and helping our country work and prosper. Invoking the Founding Fathers as a symbol has become (to many) more important than adhering to the principals the Founders actually envisioned.

Republicans have become masters of exploiting symbols to gain power.

kairos12

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2. George Carlin
Mon Oct 31, 2022, 03:58 PM
Oct 2022

He said Republicans like symbols such as the Cross or the Flag.

He called them Symbol Minded People.

Righteous.

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