Was recently looking into brain/mind mechanics and came back upon the issue of conspiracy theories/theorists and how it relates.
One of the things that struck me about the people who conceive, cultivate and promote conspiracy theories and the rest is that it isn’t just 1 or 2 conspiracy theories with them. It’s an endless array.
… that’s a BIG red flag to anyone, or at least should be if you’re going to be honestly objective.
Add that to the fact that the bottom line is it’s THEORY promoted (that’s inexplicably accepted) as “fact”.
An extreme conditioned pattern of theories based purely on suspicion, leading back to “suspicious mind” with “intention bias” (“nothing happens by accident“) that mixes with “proportionality bias” (“extreme events/consequence must have extreme causes“) that then becomes “bias projection” (end application) that misinterprets theory for/as fact and furthers them as such.
“Everything (must) mean something”, the Achilles’s heal for those with intelligence. Order, sense, structure, pattern, meaning, our minds crave it while some egos demand it.
Similar to seaing an undastendang dis sentunce evun tho itz cumpleetlee massed up & unfinis____.
Better representative are the incomplete black and white images where our mind completes the missing info so much so that we actually see what is truly not there.
Intention bias and bias projection are huge factors.
It’s where one imagines motive and assigns it and reacting outwardly to their own assignation/ conclusion.
It doesn’t just contain itself to grand scale conspiracy theories either, it manifests consistently in other, smaller areas, as well.
Reading into things, between the lines, etc.,. just being a generally suspicious person
Anyone believing in conspiracy theories should look into this, objectively. If you study and/or enjoy psychology, it should be fun, amusing and possibly enlightening.
-I’m not pointing a finger here without pointing one at myself as well (I’m in between a “minor” and a “moderate”).
But (if you believe in any “conspiracy theories”) see where you might fit. Shits and giggles.
Watch and listen to some of the conspiracy theorist gurus/talking-heads, note how they self insulate against any type of questioning, critique or criticism while constantly grooming their audiences that they are of “elite knowledge” and of “superior intelligence” (everyone else are idiots and/or the “enemy”). 100% cult-like, employing the very same mind control they profess to be vigilant against.
-deliberately or just victims preying on victims?
In fact, they took the actual MKultra conspiracy and made lucrative careers from it, milking, building and feeding off paranoia, fear and hate, conjuring “boogeymen” everywhere.
Just some really embarrassingly bogus shit that hinders dramatically the ability to uncover actual conspiracies.
I’m going to add a couple videos on the subject that I think are very germane and interesting ….
cannot resist ….