I am more and more impressed with Ben Stein. Now he has made a movie that insists that people think critically instead of blindly following tradition. If we did not think critically we would still think the Earth was flat and we would still be living in the Dark Ages. Open your mind. Question everything. Weigh the answers that are presented to you as fact or truth.
“When that old guide had told me that very sad story, he stopped the camel I was riding and went back to fix the baggage on one of the other camels, and I remember thinking to myself, “Why did he reserve that for his particular friends?” There seemed to be no beginning, middle or end — nothing to it. That was the first story I ever heard told or read in which the hero was killed in the first chapter. I had but one chapter of that story and the hero was dead.”
“…and he said another thing I would not forget: he declared that a diamond is the last and highest of God’s mineral creations, as a woman is the last and highest of God’s animal creations. I suppose that is the reason why the two have such a liking for each other.”
Do you always know exactly where you stand on political issues and which political leaders most closely agree with your views? If you are like me, you do not have the time to do all the research required to completely understand all of the issues and all of the leaders and candidates.
Fortunately there are some organization out there who do have the time. Here are three:
Glass Booth.org (Thank you Andy Branch)
(I have taken this quiz several times. I think that one problem with these types of quizzes is that everyone has a different understanding of the definition of the same topic. Many people are agree on the same things but do not even realize it because they are each saying it a different way. Here are the details of my results.)
Here are 4 candidates which Glass Booth matched me with:
“If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.’ Here is how they do it,” …
This is a very interesting speech. Read Dick Lamm’s plan to destroy America. It is a very good and worthwhile read. I think Dick is right on. I would love to hear your comments on his speech.