Sunday, August 19, 2012

"I'm saying you have to think for yourselves, you have to challenge authority"--Nick Naylor from Thank You For Smoking [VIDEO CLIP]

I absolutely love this movie. I got a copy when it first came out, my mother was hesitant because it was about smoking, but she knew at that age I wouldn't have ever smoked (I do now). My mother and my aunty who raised me say that Nick Naylor reminds them of me. I take that as a huge compliment.

The point of this is to stress the importance to challenge authority. If you just listen and obey, you have thrown away free will. Instead, get out there, talk to people, read/watch the news, get active and form your own opinions and values. That is what this blog is all about. Being skeptical, and not in a conspiracy theorist type of way. But rather questioning what you are told, thinking it through and forming your opinion, after much self deliberation.

This is why I say anybody that votes for 1 party on every issue is ignorant. I call myself a "leftist or liberal" but on issues like gun control and military intervention I am conservative (in the US sense). I study the issues, and form an opinion and take that stance.


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