do not call us
… and we won't call you.
As time goes by I find less and less reason to involve myself in two-way communication. It is as if all that may have been worth communicating has already been spread to all corners of the world, and that now all communication channels are overfilled with stuff not really worth our time and attention.
Not a new phenomenon by any means, as I have sensed and written about these things for a while, as have others. Nevertheless worth another set of notes since there are few signs of changes for the better any time soon.
Main reason for me to write about this sorry state of interhuman communication from time to time, is to
have these notes of observation without compliance jotted down somewhere for future reference.
"HISTORY IS NOT THERE FOR YOU TO LIKE OR DISLIKE.
IT IS THERE FOR YOU TO LEARN FROM."
COL. ALLEN WEST Reliable information about our common past is otherwise either being rewritten, replaced, or deleted altogether, at a speed never before observed in human history. Only to be recycled and presented in even worse forms, under new names, new titles, and supported by new and recycled lies.
Will anyone ever learn?
on the hunt for confirmations
Man: "I've heard the rhetoric from both sides … time to do my own research on the
performing Googie search: literally the first link that agrees with what you already believe
Man: "… Jackpot" Everyone like confirmations of their own conclusions to matters in life, and to most it does not matter whether they are right or wrong on a matter as long as they receive that much sought-after confirmation and backing from people in high enough numbers. To most a “positive” internet search will do nicely – especially via “Googie”.
Rather than spreading facts and knowledge, major public communication channels (MSM) are primarily used for promoting, presenting, and repeating ad nauseam, programs that build up under
and confirm what people in the leading circles have decided that we all should accept as facts regardless of how stupid and
unfounded they really are.
Nothing must be allowed to disturb our precious leaders' present illusion of reality, so as a consequence all that does not line up with their goals must be censored and declared as “fake” and/or as signs of mental illnesses that must be eradicated or “cured”.
All intelligent beings know what such singleminded hunts for and promotation of confirmation without proper evaluation eventually will lead to, but intelligence is apparently not held in high regard by those who only seek backing of their own self-righteousness. Guess they would rather outlaw intelligence altogether at all levels except their own, if only they could get away with it.
Of course, intelligent people know when not to show their cards, so I obviously isn't one of those most in risk of being censored and outlawed as part of the preventative measures to avoid serious and lasting damage to the frail egos most confirmation hunters seem to suffer from.
evaluating work and data
"IF YOU CANNOT QUESTION IT, IT'S NOT SCIENCE, IT'S PROPAGANDA"
While we are being flooded with (politically based) conclusions related to this or that “crisis” at
global and/or more local levels, verification of data and work leading up to those same conclusions are
Instead we get lists full of names and titles of people they claim are behind and/or are backing up those conclusions. It is as if the higher the number of names they manage to add to those lists, the more correct the conclusions must be.
Few seem to grok that without verifiable data all those names and titles mean next to nothing either way, and that only one single weakness found in the data and work is enough to throw all conclusions that are based on them out the window and back into the huge library of hypothesises and potentials – interesting but not proven.
Who you are, and what you are and claim to be, is irrelevant in most walks
of life. What matters is the quality of the work and data you produce and deliver, and your willingness to share.
Having positions, personalities and titles is fine in and of itself, and are useful “sorting-mechanisms” to avoid chaos in our societies. However, when that is all people bring to the table, such “qualities” are not worth much.
That most people pay more attention to how “famous” some people have become, than to how much of value they bring, often has the unfortunate side-effect that it holds back and delay progress by giving the wrong people too much attention in too many areas for too long. Other than that: people get what they ask for in such cases, even if it rarely ever is what they actually want.
There are very few complete and everlasting facts and absolutes we humans
can totally rely and fall back on, and, “thank God for that” regardless of what God(s) you do or
do not worship.
the squirrel's prayer:
"THANK YOU, LORD!
As the world gets crazier, the nuts get easier to find!" Would be nice if more people recognized that simple fact – one of the few absolutes there are, and used their brains and other capacities to expand knowledge to the good for all mankind, instead of utilizing their energy on convincing people around them that they – on behalf of themselves and/or others – are the carriers of the only truth.
There are too many political, religious and monetary movements spreading destruction throughout the world as it is. We do not need more of those.
Hypothesises are great as basis for arguments in discussions aimed at figuring out facts, but one can never conclude in real-world cases based on hypothesises alone.
nope, we won't call you, ever
"You must always be willing to truly consider evidence that contradicts your beliefs, and admit the
possibility that you may be wrong.
Intelligence isn't knowing everything, it's the ability to challenge everything you know." Life is short, and nobody can cover everything in depth. Everybody can make an effort at improving their knowledge and understanding of whatever they are into, and not just rely on beliefs and what others tell them.
I have been wrong enough times not to be blasé about it and the fact that it is likely to happen again, and again. In the
long run being wrong more often than not has not hurt me, and neither has getting most things right in the end.
I do feel sorry for those who are unable to admit their own mistakes, and even more sorry for those who are exposed to such people and actions based on their mistakes. Sticking to one's guns is so unnecessary – even if one is right, as unless lives are at stake there rarely ever is anything to gain by being stubborn.
last rev: 25.oct.2021