Tinfoil Wisdom

Tinfoil Wisdom
Tinfoil Wisdom

Who’s shaking the jar? Somebody has to be shaking it! There has to be some spider in its web and/or some shadowy cabal pulling the strings for their own nefarious ends. Or, so says one variety of common wisdom. A variety I choose to call Tinfoil Wisdom.

With the exception of the Lamestream Media, who shakes things up for their own profit as much as any agenda, there doesn’t have to be any shadowy figure “shaking the jar.” Certain sorts are quite capable of behaving heinously without manipulative instigation. They’re just that bad all on their own.

This is unfortunately the curse of being sentient. We’re built to make use of pattern recognition and, hence, we’re susceptible to false pattern recognition aka Apophenia. We are, as Klaus Conrad wrote, prone to the unmotivated seeing of connections accompanied by a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness and to engaging in self-referential, over-interpretations of what we see and hear.

There doesn’t have to be some spider in its web and/or some shadowy cabal pulling the strings for their own nefarious ends. With the ease of communication and the resultant online “echo chambers,” we’re quite capable of producing conflicts organically.

Of course, all that said, that doesn’t mean that sometimes, at some various levels, that there isn’t someone “shaking the jar.” It just means that there doesn’t have to be and that we should jump to the conclusion that there is. Sometimes, probably the majority of times, that “Shaker” didn’t start the shit; they just enabled existing troublemakers in order to profiteer off of them.

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Both Truth & Spin

There's both Both Truth & Spin to this, which is as close to accuracy as a Liberal can get
Both Truth & Spin

This is funny, but also as close to truth and accuracy as the Left can come when it involves President Trump – some truth with at least an equal amount of negative spin.

The truth is that it does seem unlikely that President Trump would maintain the secrecy of many, if not all, of the things that make up the various conspiracies. The spin is that this would be because President Trump is incapable of keeping such secrets.

Our domestic enemies would never entertain the thought that President Trump just believes in transparency over the Deep State’s preference for secrecy and obfuscation.

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It Was The Russians

It Was The Russians
It Was The Russians

I recently wrote about how America’s domestic enemies’ quest to find some evidence of Russia and President Trump was the equivalent of searching for any or all of more famous cryptids. That, while accurate, might not have been perfectly on point.

Their behavior is actually closer to that of those who search for extraterrestrials on Earth. After all, they’re certainly as butt-hurt as anyone who anal probed by aliens and dumped in some field somewhere. 😉

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Cryptoscience

CryptoscienceCryptoscience – The Liberals’ New Major

More and more the Liberals’ and Progressives’ ranting sounds like that of people searching for Nessie, Bigfoot, or the Chupacabra. Then, I suppose this makes sense since there’s almost as much evidence that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to block Hillary and win the 2016 elections as there is for the existence of any of the more popular cryptids in the annals of cryptobiology.

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