I've been thinkin'.
An' it ain't easy.
Lot's o' folks jes' emote and think they's a thinkin'.
Thinkin' is hard work.
I had ter rock in mah chair half the mornin'
thinkin' on thinkin.'
It ain't feelings. Thinkin' ain't opinions. Thinkin' ain't reactions.
To what is thinkin' aimed? To find a solution to a puzzle? To discover truth?
Here is an example:
What is the opposite of factual? (As distinct from rational)
See what I mean ? T'ain't easy ter think--it's work, I tell ya'.
Opposite of factual is not a mistake, or an error in judgment.
Opposite of factual is a deliberate lie.
So, thinkin' this way, I see's how it is that facts is used ter communicate a deliberate misunderstandin' of thangs. In other words--to lie. (yeah--ya' oughta gasp)
Example from AP:
"Labor costs rise."
Well, I reckon they did rise.
But the message was meant to be a negative, fear-mongerin' headline.
The fine print (that dern few read) is that wages rose.
Fine print: "The Labor Department reported Tuesday that compensation costs — including wage, salaries and benefits — rose by 0.9 percent in the April-to-June quarter. That was up a bit from the first quarter's 0.8 percent rise.A solid employment climate has made it easier for some workers to command higher wages and benefits."
Yep, folks is gettin' more dough fer their labors so --sure, "labor" costs rose. But it were GOOD news that the newswires wanted to obscure....why is that? Why didn't the headline read,
"Wages Advance, Employment Strong" ?
Why is it that the news thugs wanna engage in that deception? What is their goal?
Well, one thang fer shure--that news headline weren't meant fer us'uns to think about facts or truth. It were meant to be sure we didn't think on what was true about the condition of labor in this last quarter.