Inspector Sands wrote:
You see, this is part of the problem that I've identified in recent years. There are two forms of reality, co-existing in the same space at the same time. One is actual reality. The other is conservative reality. Actual reality is based on actual evidence and logic. Conservative reality is based mostly upon fears and thoughts and maybe occasionally a little hard evidence, but most evidence presented is at best circumstantial and wouldn't stand up in a court of law.
So you're living in actual reality and the rest of us are conservatives?
No, that's not what I'm saying. I wasn't talking specifically about particular people, I was talking in broad terms, general terms.
Whereas your theory can be applied to a lot of political discourse especially in the US, I really don't see how it applies to TVF. You seem to be arrogant enough to think you are the sole person with the 'sword of truth' fighting against the conspiracy of untruths...
This is something I've learned recently. Our brains actually filter the world in specific ways. How they filter the world is in accordance to the things we value the most. It's not one filter for political and one filter for everything else, or even different filters for different things. It's actually the same filter. Another thing I've learned is that because of this, only about 1/5th of the world's population see the real world or something pretty close to it. The rest are distorted visions, distorted by the various filters. But, it is possible to undo the biases in those filters, and essentially "unfilter", as I call it. What that means is that you remove all the editorialising, the emotion, everything that isn't the basic facts.
I appreciate that some people will find that hard to believe, but that is my level of thinking. And when people continue to espouse theories and ideas, that the evidence does not support, I get angry about it.
How many times has someone actually provided the 'evidence' which has made you change your mind on something? I don't think I've ever seen you admit that you were wrong about something no matter how many people are giving you a well thought out constructive factual argument as to why you are wrong.
It happens no more than 10% of the time. That's mainly because if I don't actually know about a subject, I've been caught out before expressing an opinion, and basically getting creamed for it, because I had no basis for that opinion. So everything I talk about, I have some evidence and basis for what I'm saying.
It sounds like your 'anger' gives you blinkers
Anger gives everyone blinkers. But if you get me angry, then you have no chance of changing my mind, on anything.
Hasn't it ever occurred to you that your two forms of reality are actual reality and Beaumont reality?
That would be confusing reality, with our perspective on reality. Because of the filtering we do, we all have different perspectives on reality, but when you have the right wing completely selecting their own "facts' as opposed accepting actual facts, that where you get the new "Conservative reality" that I talked about earlier.
To continue the US media analogy, in terms of attitude (not politics) you're Glenn Beck - the lone wolf outsider shouting your own ideas and theories, convinced that you're the only one seeing things how they actually are
That's laughable. To say I have similarity to "Lonesome Roads" Glenn Beck, is like saying a monkey is similar to a flea, because they're both animals. I'm no lone wolf when it comes to these ideas. Plenty of other people I know share these thoughts and ideas. The difference is, they don't talk about them on internet forums. That's all.