“If you don’t control your mind, someone else will.”
—John Allston, writer and deep thinker
And, if you've had any experience with my mind, you’ll agree that that’s not necessarily a bad thing....
But—as usual—during this crucial presidential campaign homestretch, independent critical thinking and decision-making seems in short supply, in the unwashed masses, the press and the candidates alike. Pandering, soundbites, accusations, kneejerkery, demagoguery, brainless partisanship. Don’t know how to promote more independent thought (lord knows I've tried!)—maybe Mr. Allston does—but how about we all try to pay less attention to that man behind the curtain, whoever it is for you, and try to engage our own brains.