Saturday, September 24, 2011

18322 Welfare cartoon - Roy Delgado

I love the ambiguity of words.  Socrates liked to pin down the Sophists with definitions and the Sophists liked to "dance around and be evasive" so you couldn't win an argument . . .  OR appeared that you couldn't win an argument . .  they actually thought that if you won an argument, you actually were right !

They were very persuasive and  were good at winning arguments and made money and taught the youth of Athens to go into the lucrative business of Sophistry.  Teach the lawyers how to win their case. 

Because these young people with bad educations grew up and went on to "run" the country, they were responsible for bad government institutions and ran the country into it's decline and were therefore responsible for losing the long war with Sparta, The Pelopannesian war.  It's amazing this practice of Sophistry continues to this day.  Some of my best friends are Sophists,  but don't know it.  I guess ignorance is bliss.


" I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. "

George Burns

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