Watching the political
debate ranting unfolding in our country, in which people of all stripes refuse to consider alternative positions — and certainly not their own — in any critical way, I’ve been reminded of how we all need to remember the dangers of indoctrination in, well, anything. It leads to a kind of black and white thinking that blinds us to the very real grayness of the world and our lives within it.
The following video is a statement about just that, from the combined efforts of two brilliant YouTube videographers (and brothers), QualiaSoup and TheraminTrees. It’s easy to imagine this problem in religious terms — and indeed they present the issue through that lens — but critical thinking is something that applies to everything in life, from our politics to our social interactions.