I try not to be too rude because you aren't a fully-paid-up Trumpist, but the trouble is my eyes glaze over at most of your posts.The general idea of my intention in this thread regards the topic of certainty, how people know what they don’t know at all, how some people believe one thing and others believe the opposite and how any challenge to that certainty can create a firestorm of defensive retaliation. I find this certainty everywhere and also in myself.
I am reminded of that certainty in myself when I come in contact with people who believe things that conflict with my orthodoxy.
I presented a video about a Stanford professor who along with two other people published different advice on how to deal with Covid and I think the one interviewed was sincere in his belief, whereas my tendency toward anybody with such opinions would actually have to be motivated by malice and ideology. I wanted to share that discovery with others here to see if others agree. The doctor, and I as the messenger were generally roundly attacked, him as a quack and me as a gullible idiot.
The second video was a critique of that kind of certainty and mentioned criticism of that very doctor by the establishment as closed minded bigotry. The result, again was that I am the bigot.
My criticism or reaction to your post here is that what I wanted to do was to create a bit of self reflection in others that this typical rejection of others as evil heretics might in fact be the result of honest disagreement and that the capacity to entertain that idea could be a better or more open way to see things. I rather like being able to hear what others say without reacting as though hearing them would give me some sort of deadly contagion. So when I try to suggest that people look twice at the hostility they can exhibit to the other peoples’ thinking for their own sake, finding it as I do to be personally beneficial, I really don’t want to hand over any potential benefit I fancy there to be tied up tidy and easily digestible with a bow. I don’t want to have to do all the work. If you feel me to be arrogant in that regard, that is fine by me. I say, fuck you if you don’t want to watch the links. I’m not here to spoon feed you even though I just spent this post doing so the best I can. You can thank me in the future by carefully considering my posts to offerings of self improvement from one of the deepest minds you have ever been in contact with.
Hope this passes the arrogance test.
I suspect you will still be doing the 'mystic guru' act when the fascists lead you through the camp gates. You are just frighteningly gullible when it comes to right-wing grifters.