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Nondefinition #23

These days. These days, in our culture, it is generally agreed that (in most cases) in our society, for us today, we can certainly say that, from a modern perspective – as studies have shown – everyone knows, as a matter of common sense – even the other side must see it by now – that anyone who looks into the problem (and this is well-known) has grasped the obvious. It’s a matter of record. Also note that polls have shown that most people, across all backgrounds, know very well (whatever they may say) that it’s as plain as day. If you can believe that, what’s next? I hate to be alarmist, but the sad fact is that, barring some unforeseen catastrophe, at this moment, facing a crisis (somebody has to say it) we need to understand what we’re up against. The fact of the matter, and I hate to have to say this, is that what is comes down to, in our culture, is that in the end that’s what we have to learn to live with in our society these days.