The “hyper-mediated world,” to coin one expression, and this is merely a long meditation on critical thinking, with obvious liberal, free-thinking overtones.
Following his line of reasoning, and my own, oft-repeated scolding, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain?” The author points out that this is a false statement, again, relying on my own observations, mostly in Austin, but in downtown San Antonio, as well, even a protest motion that doesn’t involve a voting citizen, still, that act makes a statement, and on some level, affects the process.
Intended or unintended actions.
Dialogue causes action.
“We are most anxious when we cannot find a way to make sense of what’s happening, and when we feel as if there is nothing we can do to change our circumstances.”
- Jensen, Robert. Arguing for Our Lives, page 113.
My own take on horoscopes, that is an attempt, whether it’s the weekly scope or a reading, to make sense of it all. Causes, actions, consequences, and best directions. Quite nice to see it articulated in a different forum, like that book, Arguing for Our Lives.