posted on Mar, 16 2014 @ 01:58 AM
I think what you're describing, Darklblade, is just how familiar attitudes (familiar to me anyway) are adjusting now to the Internet. People long
revered the TV and newspaper for their answers to: A. What is reality? and B. What matters? Now it's the Internet. The same attitude of 'thinking
for yourself is weird' existed when I was a kid, 20 years ago.
You are probably right that it is getting worse, though. I've noticed a growing attitude online that seems to expect 'credible' (mainstream)
sources to back up every claim. That's funny...and here I thought a scientist starts with a hypothesis and then tests that theory? So, even if we
were all scientists and were expected to behave as such, it would be fine to share thoughts and ideas to begin with. Besides which, of course, science
is only one method for getting to the truth. What kind of jackass enters a room and measures it and calculates his findings until he's determined it
to be a room? He KNOWS it's a room, just as he knows when his wife is upset, he knows when his kids are being disrespectful, he knows cheating on his
wife is wrong and he knows his mother is ill when she calls by the tone of her voice. We all know many things, by our God-given gift of intuition (not
to mention life experience, deductive reasoning, etc.)
Yet, to some, everything should be backed with sources and/or support the mainstream view. I could agree to sources when it comes to political or
scientific issues, but not with opinions. I can prove 9/11 was an inside job to a 10 year old child by explaining the pancake theory: that one layer
after another falls until it piles up. If I asked them, "Would it be possible for it to fall without slowing down as it piles up?" they'd of course
respond: "No!" Why? They're not physicists. They have common sense! Therefore, if I were to show them video footage of the Twin Towers (and
Tower 7) collapsing at near-freefall speed, they'd say it's impossible. So simple a child could understand it! Yet there are plenty of adults online
who would scoff at this, refusing to even consider it, instead writing you off as a "conspiracy nut," as the mainstream encourages them to. People
are intelligent, they just choose to 'play the game.'
Why? Because people: A. Like playing the game. B. Are afraid to turn against it. C. Were broken down by parents, teachers and other authority figures
in their lives into blindly respecting and obeying authority without question.
Teacher says: "1+1=2." Everyone writes it down.
I say: "I can put two balls of clay together and prove 1+1=1. I can put a male and female cat together and prove 1+1=7. So, your whole system of
mathematics is based on an assumption."
Everyone stares at me blankly.
"You must learn what we teach," the teacher asserts, after a moment of pause in private confusion, rather than embracing a revelation, for sake of
playing the game (she values her job.) "You will need to know it so you can graduate and go to college and start a career."
So, the only viable argument is that you must 'play along' because it's built to work a certain way. Don't rock the boat. Most people learn this
at an early age and never, ever seem to question it. They learn to gang up on and make fun of 'weirdos' who question it. Cult mentality. It's all
just a game to them, as if reality is multiple choice. This is what separates an outsider (independent thinker) from a normal person (player.)