my answer…

March 7th, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

First let me say that I’m honored to have been thought of in this capacity by my good friend Mr. West. ┬áIt is an affirmation that my efforts of becoming one the top thinkers of this generation is slowly but surely becoming an actuality.

With that said, I think philosophers can offer the American Society, as well as any society, a sense of direction of what it is to have a fulfilled self-defined existence.

Now this won’t be an easy task and is definitely an uphill battle being that what’s considered to be “right” or “ideal” is forever changing in order to protect the economic interest of those in power.

History has shown time and time again that the moral and social orders of societies are tied to an economic system that must keep the majority of its population in a state of delusion and despair…especially the false illusion of love of country and religion, which are tools used to mask true intentions.

Philosophers at any given time must be daring enough to broaden the consciousness of the masses regardless of the consequences to one self, because like fellow thinker David Humes so elegantly put it, “Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.”

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  • 1. Eddie  |  March 8th, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Well put!

  • 2. leandra  |  March 13th, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Societies believe things based on the best of their abilities and willingness to understand them at the time to the degree in which it serves those in power.

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