The #2 rated Money Policy book on Amazon out of 7000 books, top ten economics book, out of 840,000!
I implemented Ben Franklin’s rule on my FB wall in 2012, after 2 years of putting up with rancor and insult. Participation skyrocketed, compliments on the gracious but spirited debate rolled in, and all the disruptors left.
“Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute or desire of victory; and to prevent warmth, all expressions of positiveness in opinions, or direct contradiction, were after some time made contraband, and prohibited under small pecuniary penalties.”
It is very satisfying to read all the compliments about the learning and critical thinking going on here, because of all you having a natural propensity to embrace, not fear, truth.
- “I read all your posts John and have found that the Junto Rules have changed the way I reason my way through issues.I find its made me a more thorough thinking Independent.”
- “Thank you for your post. I agree with your comment. I must admit that I am only beginning to understand much of what you post and people comment on. Your point about confronting lies and liars bluntly is greatness. I’m not sure why this is so hard to do. Thank you for speaking up.”
- “You stayed on the high road. That was good and difficult with these cult people.”
- “And that’s just the problem, it should be facts that sway public opinion and facts that drive decisions, not opinions, this is whatJohn Lofgren’s wall is all about.”
- Yet another great post. I just stopped a Liberal’s diversion tactic dead in his tracks. I mentioned Conservatives typically think through issues and Liberals feel through issues. He coyly said, “what side of the brain do Conservatives use ?” I said, “I never mentioned ‘sides’ of the brain but thanks for the clever diversion away from the topic.”
- “John, you do a great service with your Facebook page and the format you use in posting facts, and challenging others to do the same, which is the only way to arrive at meaningful conclusions. It is about seeking and finding truths that we can learn from. Thanks for the dedicated effort. Now let’s have lunch again sometime this year!”
- “Keep on in truth, John. Our Lord suffered similarly…Mark 6:4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.”
- Well said John. I’m enjoying reading your book and I feel much more informed and have a better understanding than before. Thank you.
- I’m really glad to have you as my friend. Thanks for helping me fight the good fight
The latest two tactics of the left I see on social media are “you’re telling me how to think” or “you’re seeing the world through a distorted lense”.
The facts of the failure of liberal policies are so obvious to liberals they accuse us of “telling them how to think” when I give facts to them, instead of realizing their conscience realized the facts told them what to think. If you hear this claim, simply remind them you never stated any claim about how to think, only the facts you provided could have told them they were thinking wrong. I remind them “your conscience was telling you how to think, not me.”
The “distorted lense” attack is an “crazy” tactic, an attempt to discredit all you say as irrational so they have to argue with none of it. My suggestion is to simply tell them you are sane, caring and honest, and “you have created a lie about you which you know is not true.” Demand they provide proof of a character flaw, or they are proven liars trying to avoid truthful dialogue.
More Than A Feeling – Boston
The worst thing about capitalism is it hides the failure of socialist policies implemented within the laws.
Socialist policies “appear” to help because the fake money created to fund the caring policy does not have to be paid back. In 40 or 50 years, the money supply becomes a system of fraud, instead of a shared system of trustworthy value, just like termites destroy the frame of a house, unseen and relentless.
Since the left has never planned to pay back any debt, we’ve really had NIRP for years.