"People only see what they are prepared to see."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet
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Yes, and this is the cause of all inhumanity and misery in the world. Open your eyes to understaning, tolerence and compassion and the humanity may, just may, have a chance.
 -- RobertSRQ     
     -- Dan, Houston      
    That is one reason why the people next door call compelled compliance, license, theft of the noble laborer's fruit, victimless crimes, torture to extract information, forced charity-ID-insurance, diminished gun ownership, no ablility to own property in alodia freehold etc., etc., etc. freedom
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    That is why 'liberation' is a PROCESS, not an end. Only when we are ready to accept hard truths can we truly free ourselves from the lies that bind us. Thus we should prepare ourselves for awakening to our own delusions -- if not, we are condemned to them.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Many people, however, are prepared to see what really isn't there. They see it anyway.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    People only see what they care to see.
     -- warren, olathe     
     -- robert miller, gastonia nc      
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