A dozen years ago a friend who was teaching at a multi-disciplinary college (economics, philosophy, psychology, etc.) in Switzerland laughed about a study that demonstrated that people think that the things they believe…are true. Now run that my in your noggin for a few ticks…and see if you chuckle.
Now we all have cognitive biases, but sometimes we can tell that our opinions…are simply that.
Bingling, I hadn’t found a similar study, but one psychology site showed that we believe what we what to believe, as above. While The Truth is a moving target, especially scientific truths, there are also Facts at play in electoral political Brands, and my contention is that many of us tend to Trust The Brand, rather than dig deeper into it, or even discard annoying counterfactuals (past votes, Tweets, and other statements).
(she got her degree in ‘economics’, yanno…)
(click the pale blue hyperlink to andurudottext/ above for the awesome responses)
by Tweet for now; I’d been collecting links for the next episode in the coup against Morales.
(a reprise from 2013; I needed some more
Cowbell Bear Dance as an antidote to D-pression.)
One spring long, long ago, a man dreamt of A Bear. It told him that if he would go to a certain place in the mountains, The Bear would teach him something that would make him and his tribe stronger and wiser.
The man went to the place and saw the Bear standing on its hind legs and clawing the trunk of a large Ponderosa pine tree. When he approached, The Bear turned toward him, and began to move back and forth in a shuffling pattern. As he danced, he sang a song and spoke words of strength and wisdom to the man. The Bear said the man should go back to his people and teach them the dance and the song, and that they should celebrate the dance, and follow it with a feast. It would be a good thing for The People.
‘Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since; Eva Bartlett traveled to Crimea to see firsthand out how Crimeans have fared since 2014 when their country reunited with Russia, and what the referendum was really like’ Eva Bartlett, Oct. 9, 2019, mintpressnews.com (CC w/attribution)
As it is CC, I’ll include it all (save for a few photos), as much of her first-person reporting on several of the key issues defy MSM stereotypes . (My bolds throughout)
one may find many distractions and entertainments. But
when you dig down inside…
you may find something heavy.
What is that heavy thing inside?
Does it have a name?
What tongue does it speak?
It speaks of pain.
I hear it.
How do I answer?
i guess you know
i think you know
i hope you know
that my love goes right down,
all the way, and, obviously,
all the way up.
You’ll find me at the bottom
and sometimes the top!
~ doug colwell