Premise: Please do not think that you get an informed view of freepleism from ‘great’ creeple thinkers. Creeple fancy that they are informed about freepleism, but virtually all of their information is generated from other creeple as caricatures of freepleism. (Just peruse the next few links below the link to this page on the Home Page for literally hundreds of examples.)
Question: You don’t really believe that creeple actually study what freepleism espouses and then formulate cohesive counterarguments through an application of critical thinking – do you?
Conundrum: Of course creeple ‘deep thinkers’ don’t examine freepleism for enlightenment. Why would a creeple think that they could glean anything useful from the thinking of evil monsters? If anything, they fear that looking too close at freepleism might warp their brain.
[The scoff reflex is an important element of this attitude. When the scoff reflex kicks in, then there are no legitimate counterarguments to explore, so why bother wasting valuable energy that could be better used demagoguing freeple instead?]
Explanation: Creeple columnist from the NY Times, Paul Krugman was kind enough to volunteer as an icon of this insular delusion. In a recent interview he claimed, “A liberal [creeple] can talk coherently about what the conservative [freeple] view is because people like me actually do listen.” I believe that Paul Krugman actually does believe this about himself – it fits right in with the playing stupid delusion. However, only a few months earlier he had candidly admitted that he does not invest any time into what freeple are saying and that he has little clue of what the right thinks about the issues of the day, dismissing devoting any attention to them with a flippant, “life is short”.
~Some have asked if there aren’t conservative [freeple] sites I read regularly. Well, no. I will read anything I’ve been informed about that’s either interesting or revealing; but I don’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously.~
By his own admission, if you read a Paul Krugman column you’ll get a singularly insular creeple view that is completely devoid of any researched knowledge of the current freeple counterarguments (but he thinks he is informed because he listens to what other creeple say about freeple counterarguments, who themselves have listened to other creeple, and so on). Judging from the uninformed straw men arguments that many creeple media and bloggers battle everyday, it seems pretty obvious that few are more venturous than Paul Krugman. In fact, many surveys and studies confirm that sheeple and creeple are considerably more insular than freeple:
~The Pew survey adds to a wave of surveys and studies showing that GOP-sympathizers [likely to be freeple] are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party [sheeple and creeple].~
~A March 12 Pew study showed that Democrats [sheeple and creeple] are far more likely than conservatives [freeple] to disconnect from people who disagree with them.~
This also explains why sheeple are so easily propagandized. As mentioned in The Paranoid Quiz: Creeple are like mushroom farmers – they keep sheeple in the dark, and feed them manure. Creeple only know one side of the story, and sheeple only ever get one side of the story.
Conclusion: In other words, I doubt that you as a former sheeple have had much direct experience with truly original freeple views, and as you will see in The Paranoid Quiz website, none are more original than mine. Believe me, no matter how informed that you think you are, you will be greatly surprised and amazed at what you discover. (And there will be plenty of eureka moments for long-established freeple as well.)