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    If you please, complete the phrase and then describe how futile or what merit and meaning it has.

    I guess I'll start.

    The war on ignorance is futile since each successive generation is doomed to learn the lessons of their predecessors. Knowledge may be passed along, but experience is an individual endeavor. Thus history repeats itself, and there's nothing new under the sun.
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    Is a tired head fake. The moment you see or hear it, you know the smoke will follow.
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    Originally posted by coquette
    Is a tired head fake. The moment you see or hear it, you know the smoke will follow.
    Don't know what you mean. There's no hidden agenda. If that's what you're suggesting. If you don't want to play along...
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    24 Aug '16 02:36
    Originally posted by josephw
    If you please, complete the phrase and then describe how futile or what merit and meaning it has.
    The War On Doubt.

    And yet doubt is good. It's healthy. And it's quintessentially human. An ability to change one's mind should be seen as a virtue. Ideology seeks to eradicate doubt, deliberation and choice.

    But doubt is mostly anathema to the Movers & Shakers.

    Let's hope the War On Doubt never succeeds.
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    Originally posted by josephw
    Don't know what you mean. There's no hidden agenda. If that's what you're suggesting. If you don't want to play along...
    I meant it exactly as written.

    "The war on" is a head fake (misdirection, a non-substantive populist clause intended to give an impression of massive coordinated action).
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    War On Things Meant Exactly As They Were Written.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    War On Things Meant Exactly As They Were Written.
    The war on strings of capitalized words followed by a decimal point.

    This war, like all the rest, has no merit or meaning.
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    Originally posted by JS357
    The war on strings of capitalized words followed by a decimal point.

    This war, like all the rest, has no merit or meaning.
    War On These Kinds Of Wars.
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    War on poor sandwich assembly. Next time i'm Prime Minister, i'm making it a top priority.

    I'm not a loon.
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    24 Aug '16 10:33
    Originally posted by coquette
    I meant it exactly as written.

    "The war on" is a head fake (misdirection, a non-substantive populist clause intended to give an impression of massive coordinated action).
    Oh, I see. You mean the war on politics. 😉
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    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    War on poor sandwich assembly. Next time i'm Prime Minister, i'm making it a top priority.

    I'm not a loon.
    What do you mean you're not a loon?
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    24 Aug '16 10:43
    Originally posted by josephw
    If you please, complete the phrase and then describe how futile or what merit and meaning it has.

    I guess I'll start.

    The war on ignorance is futile since each successive generation is doomed to learn the lessons of their predecessors. Knowledge may be passed along, but experience is an individual endeavor. Thus history repeats itself, and there's nothing new under the sun.
    God.

    Not our God, your God, my God, but, all Gods. God is dead and Science and Ignorance war over the corpse.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    The War On Doubt.

    And yet doubt is good. It's healthy. And it's quintessentially human. An ability to change one's mind should be seen as a virtue. Ideology seeks to eradicate doubt, deliberation and choice.

    But doubt is mostly anathema to the Movers & Shakers.

    Let's hope the War On Doubt never succeeds.
    What do you mean "the war on doubt"? Why would anyone want to stop anyone from doubting? Doubting is a personal choice just as is believing.

    If anything I think there's a war on believing.
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    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    God.

    Not our God, your God, my God, but, all Gods. God is dead and Science and Ignorance war over the corpse.
    Well, if God is dead then the war is over.

    Satan wins and Jesus is rotting in the grave. All that's left is for everyone to die off. Maybe the universe has a mind of its own and will cause the earth to spin off its orbit into oblivion. No more war.
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    The war on morons. It's a losing fight.
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