Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

In reply to the discussion: Why do they like him? [View all]
 

ExWhoDoesntCare

(4,741 posts)
18. Carl Sagan was even more detailed about the doubling down
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 12:24 PM
Nov 2023

All the way back in 1995:

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

―The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Are we ever seeing the truth of that play out now.
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Why do they like him?»Reply #18