When I first heard Scott Adams saying opinions are assigned to people by the media, I did not believe him. The more I see people being interviewed and being asked to back up their opinions with hard facts, it becomes obvious that their opinions HAVE been assigned.
In the past when groups were small and were mostly made up of related individuals, this made evolutionary sense. Taking your opinions from your peer group all living in the same location enhanced cohesion in the society. Now opinions are created and assigned to benefit corporations, special interest groups and make money.
Some people are "Redpilled" when the lies being told by the MSM are contradicted by personal experience. e.g. You go to a peaceful rally, and later that day the BBC reports that riots took place, and that the crowd size was a tenth the actual size.
We need to overhaul the education system to teach children how to think and be sceptical of the information provided to them. The opposite is taught at the moment, where children are taught to believe what they are told without question.
As long as people are blind to the persuasion techniques used to manipulate them, society will continue to be at the mercy of those in power who will use those techniques to manipulate and control behaviour for their own benefit.
Someone told me Tommy Robinson is a racist, sexist, homophobe, White Supremacist Nazi.
I'm a moron.
Therefore it MUST be true.
People like her are all over the US too.
In fact, shes probably more "mature" because she isn't screaming demonically when her ideas get exposed as weak.
In fact, shes probably more "mature" because she isn't screaming demonically when she gets cornered.
A lot of people don't want their minds changed about the things they believe are true. It's less about facts for them and more to do with their narcissism. Those who are certain in their beliefs won't be interested in hearing information that shatters their beliefs, only that which will bolster and support their beliefs. They only want to be right and seen to be right rather than face the uncomfortable facts that will force them to change their minds about something. The give away is when they repeatedly say "I believe..." even when they are shown or told something which proves their beliefs to be wrong or misinformed. You may as well be speaking a foreign language to such people.
You don't need to be a "supremacist" to think it's a bad idea for the British to become a minority in their own country, and Tommy doesn't even go that far!
Avi, l thank you for what you're doing.
"I learned about [Mohammed] in school".
Schools have a lot to answer for. She'll live long enough to become a dhimmi; perhaps then she'll understand.
Schools have a lot to answer for. She will live long enough to know she was lied to.
Schools have a lot to answer for.
People find a way to justify what they believe in their head even when all the evidence points to them being wrong.
I was looking for a medical explanation for this type of thinking like Denialism or Narcissistic Personality Disorder but I just think she is just stupid. It's the boldness of the stupidity that concerns me. I can only guess that these people listen or read something and then take it as the truth. It's lazy. We should all seek to find the truth ourselves, especially if we want to argue about it. It's very concerning really for society. I liken it to the Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures but with a slant on believing the MSM, lefty media personalities and educators. I guess they are told to believe something by something or someone they trust and then feel they cannot question them and thus they'll argue all day about something they don't really know anything about. Maybe it has always been that way but with social media we get to see them. They are the true bigots and the whole lefty movement is the same.
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