There are two types of thought, using belief and facts. Subjective and objective. You can’t disprove a belief using facts and you can’t prove a fact using beliefs. They’re different thought processes and it would be like trying to solve a math question using English grammar. That’s why there’s nothing more amusing than watching polarized left and right trying to debate. One will say here’s the evidence and the other will say I don’t believe you. That’s why liberals always think they win a debate because no one can prove a belief wrong.
Debaters love Google, but Google largely consists of second hand opinions based on beliefs. From the Flat Earth Society to religion and onto a hologram universe; these beliefs are presented as facts and counter arguments using facts are demanded to disprove the beliefs. As they can neither be proved nor disproved, the beliefs become facts to the believers.
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary - The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it." H.L. Mencken.
In the US the belief system took hold in 2008 when a pretend Messiah arrived to heal America; make the population colour blind and eradicate racism (or was it mistaken for the behaviour of sub-cultures). That it didn’t happen is not surprising as the ideas were abstracts based on beliefs.
The Anointed One
Belief or fact? "The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change." - Ocasio-Cortez, NYC, 2019.
"It doesn't matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true." – Paul Watson, Founder of Greenpeace.
"We routinely wrote scare stories...Our press reports were more or less true...We were out to whip the public into a frenzy about the environment." - Jim Sibbison, environmental journalist, former public relations official for the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Anointed One Mark 2
Not to be outdone, in 2016 came another bearer of beliefs. The 'Messiah' title had worn thin by now and so this one came with a red cap appointed by Christ.
No abstracts here. This one would build a wall to keep out the millions of illegals who’d already arrived. "Lock her up, definitely maybe and recreate an impossible second industrial revolution and … Fact or belief, you decide.
The west has now largely regressed back to an age of superstition and PC heresy. The point is that if you’re unable to explain except by repetition based on subjective opinion, what you’ve heard is also very unlikely to be factual, but will make perfect sense in an age of beliefs.
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