Alex Foti on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:27:28 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Fwd: what if we were all right but all wrong?

you are right new age superstition is undermining people's critical
thinking. we need a lot more scientific education for the democratization
of tech. i meant simplification of political messages and identification of
key issues to polarize the body politic.

Il domenica 30 agosto 2015, Geert Lovink <> ha scritto:

> Strong analysis, Alex. I agreed up to this last point. Coming from the low
> lands where pragmatism rules, the culture here is deeply anti-intellectual.
> Itâs main problem is the rejection of debate and reflexion, outlawing
> intellectuals, both from political parties and social movement. The source
> of this is positivism on the one side (specially amongst the Greens who
> detest any form of negativism and critique as not constructive and exclude
> all these voices that are not âreasonableâ). So do not forget, in many
> places, more intellectual means more popular because it is inclusive of
> different voices that break the New Age consensus that paralyzes us right
> now.
> Geert

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