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If he's just a symptom (which I think he is), then what is the actual disease and what can we do about it?
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Do you think science will ever find a cure for ideology?
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Is ideology the problem or is dysfunctional ideology the problem?
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Wouldn't that depend on whether you take "ideology" literally or define it in the Marxian sense?
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Isn't any definition of ideology the opposite of open-mindedness?
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Are you perhaps confusing ideology with dogmatism?
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Isn't ideology dogmatic by definition?
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So what word best describes having principles to live by that do not reflect dogmatic ideology?
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Wouldn't that be "liberal?"
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Wouldn't conservatives disagree with you?
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wouldn't conservatives by definition have to agree with any ideology that's not brand new?
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Isn't "conservative" another synonym for "ideological" and "dogmatic?"
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If conservatives were truly unable to change, wouldn't they still believe that the sun revolves around the earth?
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Isn't there a spectrum of resistance levels, including Flat Earthers?
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Aren't we all on the spectrum?
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Don't you believe people are capable of thinking outside the box?
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Is thinking outside the box something that can be taught in school? And if so, how would you teach such a skill?
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Would a system based on authority be willing to teach people to question authority?
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Shouldn't we teach people to obey authority in general but to be willing to defy authority when the authority crosses an important moral boundary?
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What if the authority teaches that anything they do is within the moral boundaries?
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Are you suggesting that the ability to think critically rather than passively is also an extremely important skill?
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Don't enlightened citizens create better leaders?
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Does Trump's election victory indicate we're a very unenlightened people?
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Could it merely indicate desperation and a faulty electoral process?
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Are you always this optimistic about the human race?
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