posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 06:26 PM
The primary mental malfunction of the “intervention” video conspiracy-mongering, however, is the massive anomaly hunting that it represents.
Conspiracy theorists don’t have real evidence (because the conspirators hide all the evidence, or course), instead they have anomalies. Anything
that seems a bit odd, out of place, coincidental, or all-too-convenient is cast in a sinister light and made to seem as if it is evidence for a
conspiracy. Media conspiracy theorists often hide this thinking as “I’m just asking questions” – which is code for, “I’m just anomaly
hunting and conspiracy-mongering.”
Imagine all the video of all the politicians and leaders out there that could possibly produce something that can be twisted into vague evidence of
something sinister. It doesn’t have to be anything specific – and that’s the point. A scratch of the nose, a certain facial expression or word
choice is all it takes. The amount of data out there for conspiracy theorists to mine is vast. The fact that this sort of thing is the best they can
come up with is very telling in itself.
The world is a complex and chaotic place, and our ability to make sense of it all is limited by comparison. We like, however, to have a sense of
control, so we look for patterns and ways to predict what will happen in this chaotic world. Superstitions are one way to deal with the chaos, and
conspiracy theories are another. They are both forms of pattern seeking behavior. The illusion of pattern that leads to the illusion of understanding
and therefore control is psychologically appealing. But it is all a neuropsychological illusion.
Rigorous logic and empirical methods need to be applied to let us distinguish real patterns from fake or coincidental ones. Conspiracy thinking is the
opposite of rigorous logic. It employs conspiracy logic, which can turn any evidence against a conspiracy or lack of evidence for a conspiracy into
evidence for the conspiracy. Conspiracy thinking is a closed mental feedback loop. There is no way out from within the conspiracy mindset itself.
To a conspiracy theorist, McCain scratched his nose, therefore he is in on a 45 year old plot to assassinate JFK, and the world is run by a shadow
government of incredible reach, power, and just enough stupidity (or hubris) so that the conspiracy theorists themselves can see through it all.
Well done you sat in your basements lit candles held hands sung kum by ya me lord and
with orgone rods in hand bought from your local charlatans you set about banishing those motherships
From entering earth.Well done now is the time to go get a girlfreind a job or get yourself a hooker
i don't care.
Enjoy life shun those charlatans.