Your education failed, nonetheless.
At issue isn`t that you arbitrarily accept a doctor`s diagnosis. It`s that you are wise enough to at least get a second opinion when the diagnosis will dramatically affect your future life.
For example, if you break an arm and happen to be treated by an incompetent doctor, he or she might suggest an amputation. Regardless of the competency of the doctor (which you and I can`t initially judge), such a radical treatment should at least be worth a second opinion.
But the second opinion by an equally professional doctor (or expert) should either coincide with the first, or contradict the first. If it coincides, then you have a logical reason to trust the competency of the first doctor.
However; if the second opinion totally contradicts the first, and then calls into question the mental capacity of the first doctor, you should consider that a warning signal.
Where`s the second opinion to the proposed solutions we`re being given? Right now, the only second opinions are coming from conservative blogs, talk-radio, discussion groups, or editorials.
Conservative thinking has been so devalued that nobody (other than conservatives) even listen to the thoughts anymore. Liberals and politicians use slogans and platitudes to automatically assign such thinking to the dump.
How or why do those empty slogans work? The only possible explanation is a population devoid of critical analysis skills. And those come from education.
And so they`re left with a single opinion only, that coming from liberal progressives.
When conditions are set in place like this, then NO action will fix the problem. There won`t be a turnaround manager because nobody`s smart enough to know we need one. Like the single-opinion doctor, we`re about to get the arm amputated.
AFTER the drastic solution has been taken, after the consequences, that`s when people will have the regret, wishing for a do-over, and wailing about how "if only they`d known."
Life`s like that. There are times when there are irrevocable consequences. There are times when a course of events becomes inevitable. The time for changing or modifying the future has passed. It`s now nearly 99.9% probable that the US is headed for a complete economic meltdown.
It was predicted for over 50 years. During all those years, everyone had a chance to do something about it. All those efforts failed or were rebuffed. There aren`t any more chances left.