Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby Maddog » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:43 pm

While we "intellectual dumbasses" are able to combine healthy, rational skepticism with a residual faith in mainstream media coverage—that is, to retain the ability to distinguish critically between inevitable ideological bias in editorial line and Illuminati-run mind-control programs—the conspiracy theorist sees through reality's alluringly deceptive naturalness, its fake façade. It's all kayfabe, man, staged for the sheeple. These surface-scratchers and decoders are able to join the dots, spot the agendas, and see the hidden forces at play. They are different, woke, "too special to be duped."

Such is the title of a recent paper in the European Journal of Social Psychology, which has shown that presenting people with evidence is only likely to make them more prone to believing in conspiracy theories, taking care to distinguish legitimate skepticism of official accounts (even over climate change) from belief in a conspiracy (arguing that it's a Chinese plot to make American businesses less competitive).

Its authors, Roland Imhoff and Pia Karoline Lamberty, of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, who first sought to establish a correlation between 238 participants' "Need for Uniqueness"—standing out from the crowd in the field of opinions, just as some consumers like to when buying goods—and a "Conspiracy Mentality," ascertained with a range of survey questions, before then asking about their specific endorsement of 99 popular conspiracy theories, as well as their prior knowledge of those theories.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43an ... el-special


There is a great deal of information about the correlation of conspiracy theorists and mental illness. Of course that's part of the plan to discredit those that are "woke". :ooer:
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby McAz » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:45 pm

Jesus wants us all for a sunbeam, Maddog.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby Maddog » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:49 pm

McAz wrote:Jesus wants us all for a sunbeam, Maddog.



As a Knight of the Templars, I agree!! :leer:
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby LordRaven » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Maddog wrote:While we "intellectual dumbasses" are able to combine healthy, rational skepticism with a residual faith in mainstream media coverage—that is, to retain the ability to distinguish critically between inevitable ideological bias in editorial line and Illuminati-run mind-control programs—the conspiracy theorist sees through reality's alluringly deceptive naturalness, its fake façade. It's all kayfabe, man, staged for the sheeple. These surface-scratchers and decoders are able to join the dots, spot the agendas, and see the hidden forces at play. They are different, woke, "too special to be duped."

Such is the title of a recent paper in the European Journal of Social Psychology, which has shown that presenting people with evidence is only likely to make them more prone to believing in conspiracy theories, taking care to distinguish legitimate skepticism of official accounts (even over climate change) from belief in a conspiracy (arguing that it's a Chinese plot to make American businesses less competitive).

Its authors, Roland Imhoff and Pia Karoline Lamberty, of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, who first sought to establish a correlation between 238 participants' "Need for Uniqueness"—standing out from the crowd in the field of opinions, just as some consumers like to when buying goods—and a "Conspiracy Mentality," ascertained with a range of survey questions, before then asking about their specific endorsement of 99 popular conspiracy theories, as well as their prior knowledge of those theories.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43an ... el-special


There is a great deal of information about the correlation of conspiracy theorists and mental illness. Of course that's part of the plan to discredit those that are "woke". :ooer:


Marvellous post, you have scored a direct hit on some of the posters here. :pmsl:
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby LordRaven » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:51 pm

Maddog wrote:
McAz wrote:Jesus wants us all for a sunbeam, Maddog.



As a Knight of the Templars, I agree!! :leer:


Last census I, like many in the UK, entered the word Jedi when answering the "what religion are you(?)" question.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby Maddog » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:03 pm

LordRaven wrote:
Maddog wrote:While we "intellectual dumbasses" are able to combine healthy, rational skepticism with a residual faith in mainstream media coverage—that is, to retain the ability to distinguish critically between inevitable ideological bias in editorial line and Illuminati-run mind-control programs—the conspiracy theorist sees through reality's alluringly deceptive naturalness, its fake façade. It's all kayfabe, man, staged for the sheeple. These surface-scratchers and decoders are able to join the dots, spot the agendas, and see the hidden forces at play. They are different, woke, "too special to be duped."

Such is the title of a recent paper in the European Journal of Social Psychology, which has shown that presenting people with evidence is only likely to make them more prone to believing in conspiracy theories, taking care to distinguish legitimate skepticism of official accounts (even over climate change) from belief in a conspiracy (arguing that it's a Chinese plot to make American businesses less competitive).

Its authors, Roland Imhoff and Pia Karoline Lamberty, of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, who first sought to establish a correlation between 238 participants' "Need for Uniqueness"—standing out from the crowd in the field of opinions, just as some consumers like to when buying goods—and a "Conspiracy Mentality," ascertained with a range of survey questions, before then asking about their specific endorsement of 99 popular conspiracy theories, as well as their prior knowledge of those theories.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43an ... el-special


There is a great deal of information about the correlation of conspiracy theorists and mental illness. Of course that's part of the plan to discredit those that are "woke". :ooer:


Marvellous post, you have scored a direct hit on some of the posters here. :pmsl:



which has shown that presenting people with evidence is only likely to make them more prone to believing in conspiracy theories


This is the problem. the evidence is part of the conspiracy and producing it makes people feel more strongly about their conspiracy theory. It's a waste of time on people with a mental illness.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby LordRaven » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:05 pm

Maddog wrote:
LordRaven wrote:
Maddog wrote:While we "intellectual dumbasses" are able to combine healthy, rational skepticism with a residual faith in mainstream media coverage—that is, to retain the ability to distinguish critically between inevitable ideological bias in editorial line and Illuminati-run mind-control programs—the conspiracy theorist sees through reality's alluringly deceptive naturalness, its fake façade. It's all kayfabe, man, staged for the sheeple. These surface-scratchers and decoders are able to join the dots, spot the agendas, and see the hidden forces at play. They are different, woke, "too special to be duped."

Such is the title of a recent paper in the European Journal of Social Psychology, which has shown that presenting people with evidence is only likely to make them more prone to believing in conspiracy theories, taking care to distinguish legitimate skepticism of official accounts (even over climate change) from belief in a conspiracy (arguing that it's a Chinese plot to make American businesses less competitive).

Its authors, Roland Imhoff and Pia Karoline Lamberty, of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, who first sought to establish a correlation between 238 participants' "Need for Uniqueness"—standing out from the crowd in the field of opinions, just as some consumers like to when buying goods—and a "Conspiracy Mentality," ascertained with a range of survey questions, before then asking about their specific endorsement of 99 popular conspiracy theories, as well as their prior knowledge of those theories.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43an ... el-special


There is a great deal of information about the correlation of conspiracy theorists and mental illness. Of course that's part of the plan to discredit those that are "woke". :ooer:


Marvellous post, you have scored a direct hit on some of the posters here. :pmsl:



which has shown that presenting people with evidence is only likely to make them more prone to believing in conspiracy theories


This is the problem. the evidence is part of the conspiracy and producing it makes people feel more strongly about their conspiracy theory. It's a waste of time on people with a mental illness.


Agreed. It explains so much of what we see here.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby McAz » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 pm

I thought we'd transcended weaponizing mental illness. :shake head:
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby Stooo » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:24 pm

Yeah but Louise Mensch :wubbers:
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby Maddog » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:32 pm

McAz wrote:I thought we'd transcended weaponizing mental illness. :shake head:


Is dicussing it the same as weaponizing it?

Is this a taboo topic that shouldn't be discussed?
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby McAz » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:39 pm

Maddog wrote:
McAz wrote:I thought we'd transcended weaponizing mental illness. :shake head:


Is dicussing it the same as weaponizing it?

Is this a taboo topic that shouldn't be discussed?


LordRaven wrote:
Maddog wrote:This is the problem. the evidence is part of the conspiracy and producing it makes people feel more strongly about their conspiracy theory. It's a waste of time on people with a mental illness.


Agreed. It explains so much of what we see here.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby Cactus Jack » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:46 pm

Maddog wrote:While we "intellectual dumbasses" are able to combine healthy, rational skepticism with a residual faith in mainstream media coverage—that is, to retain the ability to distinguish critically between inevitable ideological bias in editorial line and Illuminati-run mind-control programs—the conspiracy theorist sees through reality's alluringly deceptive naturalness, its fake façade. It's all kayfabe, man, staged for the sheeple. These surface-scratchers and decoders are able to join the dots, spot the agendas, and see the hidden forces at play. They are different, woke, "too special to be duped."

Such is the title of a recent paper in the European Journal of Social Psychology, which has shown that presenting people with evidence is only likely to make them more prone to believing in conspiracy theories, taking care to distinguish legitimate skepticism of official accounts (even over climate change) from belief in a conspiracy (arguing that it's a Chinese plot to make American businesses less competitive).

Its authors, Roland Imhoff and Pia Karoline Lamberty, of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, who first sought to establish a correlation between 238 participants' "Need for Uniqueness"—standing out from the crowd in the field of opinions, just as some consumers like to when buying goods—and a "Conspiracy Mentality," ascertained with a range of survey questions, before then asking about their specific endorsement of 99 popular conspiracy theories, as well as their prior knowledge of those theories.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43an ... el-special


There is a great deal of information about the correlation of conspiracy theorists and mental illness. Of course that's part of the plan to discredit those that are "woke". :ooer:

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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby Guest » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 pm

Maddog wrote:
McAz wrote:I thought we'd transcended weaponizing mental illness. :shake head:


Is dicussing it the same as weaponizing it?

Is this a taboo topic that shouldn't be discussed?





Why you'd have to be nutz to think that!
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby LordRaven » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:20 pm

Stooo wrote:Yeah but Louise Mensch :wubbers:


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Re: Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Postby LordRaven » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:21 pm

McAz wrote:
Maddog wrote:
McAz wrote:I thought we'd transcended weaponizing mental illness. :shake head:


Is dicussing it the same as weaponizing it?

Is this a taboo topic that shouldn't be discussed?


LordRaven wrote:
Maddog wrote:This is the problem. the evidence is part of the conspiracy and producing it makes people feel more strongly about their conspiracy theory. It's a waste of time on people with a mental illness.


Agreed. It explains so much of what we see here.


We are all nuts, but by varying degrees. I can't see a problem with it. Calling people a spastic is not on though imo. :smilin:
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