Re: Scott Adams thinks some on the Left have mass hysteria

August 22, 2017 05:40AM
I'm familiar with conspiracy minded people. I know a couple who earnest believe that the earth is flat. And that 9/11 was an inside job. And that Sandy Hook was a hoax, along with every mass shooting since. It is basically impossible to reason with them. They are so distrustful of government and media sources, and even science, that there is no common ground from which you can build a dialogue. I even know another person who legitimately thought the world was going to end in 2012. I have first hand experience with conspiracy minded people.

****** Having experience with conspiracy-minded idiots does not translate to an understanding of all skeptics.

So it was very unusual to me when people who have always been smart and reasonable began to show similar signs of conspiracy against Trump after the election. These are educated people, who should know better, but they seem to completely buy into every random accusation that pops up. They likewise re-interpret everything Trump says and does to fit what they want. Everything is ulterior motives. And perhaps worst of all, there is no reasoning with them. It's all hidden motivations, and "I know it looks like X, but it's really Y. As evidence, here's a random blogger making vague, emotional non-sequitur arguments."

****** No rational, halfway-educated individual should require much in the way of spoonfeeding to see the Trump Circus for what it is: a massive, well-engineered and well-produced distraction. People (fine people), whether conspiracy-minded or no, have access to the lessons of history and the true shape of American power and influence. Anyone focusing or encouraging others to focus on Donald Trump the reality TV star is playing beautifully into the hands of those wielding the true power.

Why is this? I don't know. Scott Adams makes a specific, non-emotional argument for mass hysteria here. It's interesting to consider:

* How is this not vague and emotional? Picking specific stages of mental process and jamming context into them does not a rational argument make. It's less 'interesting to consider' and more 'oh boy, more fluff to bat around listlessly'. It's well-executed, however, playing to both sides and squirming to the high ground through language sculpted around showing the author's objectivity and detachment. It sells to many, but I thought better of you.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/2017 05:42AM by The Faithful of Nazmorghul.
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Scott Adams thinks some on the Left have mass hysteria

PaulO August 20, 2017 04:23PM

Least funny Dilbert ever

HairyOrangutan August 22, 2017 08:53PM

Re: Least funny Dilbert ever

MiyagiYojimbo August 28, 2017 04:56AM

I did not attempt humor with this.

Stevers August 27, 2017 12:35PM

Re: Least funny Dilbert ever

istirith August 24, 2017 03:43AM

Fun fact: Scott Adams is a trained hypnotist.

Jib August 22, 2017 08:51AM

Re: Scott Adams thinks some on the Left have mass hysteria

The Faithful of Nazmorghul August 22, 2017 05:40AM

This is not the same as skepticism

PaulO August 23, 2017 06:21AM

I like how you point it out and then turn around to do it yourself.

Matrik August 22, 2017 02:32PM

Admitting mass hysteria is a start (n/t)

Kstatida August 22, 2017 05:46AM

You don't know because you are too smart to jump down the slippery slope of negative press covfefe. nt

Flipside Oreo August 21, 2017 12:31AM

That ol' nonsense? Ha ha ha! Anyone still believes that?

MiyagiYojimbo August 20, 2017 10:47PM

Do you believe all those events are hoaxes though? (n/t)

PaulO August 21, 2017 02:49AM

I honestly don't know.

MiyagiYojimbo August 21, 2017 04:50AM

<3 (n/t)

PaulO August 21, 2017 05:40AM

It would've been better

Kstatida August 20, 2017 10:46PM

Sandy Hook wasn't a hoax.Sam Hyde did it. (n/t)

Rhyaldrin August 20, 2017 05:39PM

How does he keep getting away with it?! nt

istirith August 21, 2017 10:02AM


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