reply to post by Skyfloating
Some people see the glass as half full and some see it as half empty. Me I just see a glass with stuff in it!
I mean what are the odds that the glass is precisely half full or half empty?
Yet what pursuing conspiracies does for many people is to begin to question the rational of perspectives that lead to false conclusions like the glass
is half empty when in reality it’s 5/8ths full!
Why would someone say said glass is half empty, are they trying to steal 1/8th of the contents when I am not looking? Are they trying to encourage me
to over indulge because the glass is fuller than they purport it to be. Are they trying to cover up for the possibility that the contents of the glass
aren’t that tasty by claiming more has been eagerly consumed than has been. Is this all part of an elaborate sales pitch to sell me another glass by
reminding the person the contents are dwindling?
These are all things people might ‘possibly’ begin to speculate once they believe they are being deceived by the person who offers that ½ empty
measure when you yourself can clearly see its 5/8ths full!
People who have never questioned anything in their lives, once they reach that state of mind where they realize that might not be wise and there could
be more to the picture, then begin to often question everything.
However what is a question, something that begs an answer, and the answer(s) you find are likely only going to be as good as the investigative tools
you have at your disposal and the methodology you employ at arriving at answers, and if any, what your trusted sources contribute.
Some of the answers people arrive at then because of poor methodology, tools, or poor sources do end up sounding crazy.
Yet the people themselves who have arrived at them aren’t crazy, just not very skilled at asking high quality questions and getting high quality
Sometimes it’s an inability to determine true context, because contextually they have never been engaged or exposed to a similar set of
circumstances and surroundings.
This is often due to a lack of education and not any psychosis, yet when one abandons one conclusion based on ignorance, in favor of another
conclusion based on ignorance, because one was proffered to them by a now discredited source in their eyes, and the one they arrived at on their own
based on their own skills and objectives is their own determination they will often cling to that answer even in the face of mounting evidence that
answer is incorrect.
Now it’s no longer about the State, the Media, the Masons, or the Illuminati, or the Church etc. etc being right or truthful it’s now much more
personal to them as them being right or truthful or their new trusted sources.
Alex Jones says it’s Baal therefore it must be Baal, sure it looks like an owl, and sure owls are common in nature, but it must be Baal primarily
because I want it to be Baal because it suits my perspective and those of my trusted sources.
People are in fact so intent on being right in a place like ATS they will confuse things like gross stupidity with insanity, because if someone
won’t agree with my perspective and conclusions and those of my trusted sources they must be insane, because I am just so darn wonderful at
explaining the logic and validity that supports my perspective and conclusions and the credibility of my trusted sources.
This is often just a byproduct of an intensely competitive environment where people jockey for attention and prestige and respect and adulation.
No mental illness involved.
Ignorance is the hardest objection to overcome and for every person I believe to be ignorant because they think an owl is Baal, they believe me to be
just as woefully if not more so ignorant because I think it’s just an owl.
Now because the people who are telling us it’s just an owl, aren’t the most beloved people in the world, the first question people with limited
problem solving skills asks is why am I defending these people. I am not of course I am defending the owl!
Yet in their mind my defense of the owl if successful then strikes an incriminating piece of evidence from condemnation of these people therefore I
must be in league with those people they are trying to condemn by making an owl Baal!
This is in fact so common place through out our society in debates regarding perspective, and everything is simply a matter of perspective, that if we
were to start even modestly applying the insanity tag we would all be labeled as such.
In my humble opinion the Original Posters rant is simply born from a dislike of people not agreeing with them always on every subject and having to
formulate a credible hypothesis for why that is to spare having to consider the mathematical reality that no, no one is right all the time.
So rather than consider why their own brand of logic can’t persuade or dissuade people at all times in all ways, people simply become crazy in their
mind for not agreeing with them.
Which really is kind of crazy!
[edit on 25/7/10 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]