posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:18 AM
a reply to: Alto88
This thread got so toxic with the personal attacks on each other. While I sincerely appreciated skeptical analysis, it often became too persistent,
too dogmatic, and too personal against too many people.
YouTube comment sections seem more open and tolerant even while leaving room for skeptics to voice their caveats, so I have seen much more activity
there. I would imagine people wanting to discuss this topic without constant ridicule moved on to such friendlier environments. The danger in doing
that, of course, is without a healthy dose of skeptical analysis, people can fall into a vast echo chamber of having obvious mistakes reinforced as
Mandela Effects and it becomes more challenging to separate the real ME's worth investigating from jumbled up recollections.
Also I've started to question the motives of some You Tube proponents of the Mandela Effect. There's one fellow in particular who uses charisma and
rhetorical techniques to pretty much manufacture ME's, in my opinion. I won't mention his name because I don't want to end up in any arguments with
any fans he might have on this site. Let each person employ their own discernment. As in all things, I caution "buyer beware." Even if no money is
exchanged, beware what ideas you allow your mind to buy into.
I agree with the Laurel and Hardy ME. I was a huge fan as a child. I always recalled it as "fine mess" and was shocked to see that clip above says it
was "nice". Perhaps both expressions were used in different films. I can't rule out a mistake in my memory because it's been decades since I watched
those films. I did watch them every weekend for years when I was a child.