PERPETUITY OF IDEA
A WORLD WHERE IDEAS MATTER
Back in University someone said trying to speak
philosophy to the masses was akin to standing
at the shore and trying to stop the waves.
Maybe it is only nostalgia, but it seems there
was a time when people would debate, discuss
and explore ideas and politics with an open mind
and with respect.
Today it seems everyone has their mind made up,
convinced in the rightness of their view and the
absolute absurdity of those who disagree.
And, there was a time when the media seemed to
see its role as a place to prod, examine, discuss and
consider even deep philosophic constructs.
Can you imagine a news anchor today
interviewing Jean Paul Sartre on
on Existentialism? Well, Charlie Rose perhaps.
A GREAT FIND FROM THE ARCHIVE
Indeed there was a time. Consider this-
Mike Wallace with Objectivist author Ayn Rand
Here, in part 2 they discuss
Rand's belief in limiting the right and power of voters
Incidentally there is more than an historic example in these clips, since many of the Tea Party and conservative
members of congress are followers of Rand's thinking.
Do you think a future blogger will someday
pull a clip of Kim Kardashian, or an interview with
Stephen King to demonstrate how popular media
explored something deep?
From tumble to foam
The shore is constantly in change.
Without pressing my point too far, each wave, not unlike an
idea, tumbling, turning grains of sand
into perpetuity. What if we could track
the evolution of our thinking that way?
See you down the trail.