You’ll have to deal with subjectivity though just the same. It’s sort of the “brick wall” where analytic philosophy dies. It looks like a philosophy named Nagel nailed the issue down, calling it “a view from nowhere”. “In Nagel’s book The View From Nowhere, he asks: “What kind of fact is it that I am Thomas Nagel?”. Subjects have a perspective but each subject has a unique perspective and this seems to be a fact in Nagel’s view from nowhere (i.e. the birds-eye view of the objective description in the universe). The Indian view of “Brahman” suggests that the ultimate and fundamental subject is existence itself, through which each of us as it were “looks out” as an aspect of a frozen and timeless everything, experienced subjectively due to our separated sensory and memory apparati. These additional features of subjective experience are often referred to as qualia”

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There’s gated communities where I live. I never thought I’d see the day where people who would NEVER live in gated communities started LISTENING to people (Fox News, trump) who LIVE in gated communities and started TALKING like people who live in gated communities. “The wall” is gated community thinking. And if you think it’s the ONLY wall planned, you’d be mistaken. It’s just the first.

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To protect I removed the name of the person I wrote this to. Name = Person gives example they think relates to the current immigration mess. [Name], it’s entirely different. Jeff Sessions zero tolerance was sprung on the federal immigrant processing system with no warning. They only had three facilities for “tender age” (under 5) and have been erecting tent cities for the teenage boys and girls. THIS problem IS caused by Jeff Sessions change in policy. Also, it’s breaking our own asylum seeker laws by processing those seeking asylum THE SAME AS those not seeking asylum. It’s a disaster. We’re the USA: Immigrant nation. We KNOW how to do this right in normal America. Processing immigrants is a 150 yr old thing we do. But this mess? New.

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[name of person who gives example they think relates to the current immigration mess], it’s entirely different. Jeff Sessions zero tolerance was sprung on the federal immigrant processing system with no warning. They only had three facilities for “tender age” (under 5) and have been erecting tent cities for the teenage boys and girls. THIS problem IS caused by Jeff Sessions change in policy. Also, it’s breaking our own asylum seeker laws by processing those seeking asylum THE SAME AS those not seeking asylum. It’s a disaster. We’re the USA: Immigrant nation. We KNOW how to do this right in normal America. Processing immigrants is a 150 yr old thing we do. But this mess? New.

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Paul, it’s entirely different. Jeff Sessions zero tolerance was sprung on the federal immigrant processing system with no warning. They only had three facilities for “tender age” (under 5) and have been erecting tent cities for the teenage boys and girls. THIS problem IS caused by Jeff Sessions change in policy. Also, it’s breaking our own asylum seeker laws by processing those seeking asylum THE SAME AS those not seeking asylum. It’s a disaster. We’re the USA: Immigrant nation. We KNOW how to do this right in normal America. Processing immigrants is a 150 yr old thing we do. But this mess? New.

Paul, it’s entirely different.
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“Close reading expects readers to focus on the information that a text provides”. I learned in school too, back in the 80s. Also hated it. I found studying the cosmos surrounding a work, including the author, the historical period, influence in culture, etc, to be far more engaging than close reading.

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“Call your reps on Father’s Day to say you don’t approve” – or something like that. As we’re technically still (supposed to be) a representative democracy, that is the proper plan. You no like something? You call those with power to stop the thing you no like. In a properly functioning system, that’s all a citizen should have to do for a plan.

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