Why the general public will never understand the pandemic/scamdemic
In this video, I cover some basic attacks on the mind used by the media and government and why perhaps we need to accept many people are doomed to never understanding real information on the pandemic.
Why does the average member of the public struggle with basic facts and evidence?
To me most things seem obvious and don't merit consideration or deliberation.
- First became obvious when I started looking into going to university. It was clear that the cost was very high and you could be burdened with high debt levels and never be able to afford to recover.
- It was a similar thing with mortgages. For the most part, you pay back nearly double the cost of buying the house. There are all these people telling you a property value keeps going up but it is very much to do with
- Finally, pensions. If you look online you will find newspaper business and money sections littered with advice on getting pensions. How many will actually net a return when you retire?
The problem with this pandemic/scamdemic is the changes to our way of life are beyond compare and cannot be ignored.
Types of attempts by the media to discredit genuine information...
Ad hominem attack
Where a party attacks the individual and not the argument.
Straw man attack
Where an individual creates a false position of a proponent and attacks that false position.
- So, what you're saying is.
- This person is proposing this, we can't allow it.
- The best example can be seen where fact checkers will take a true fact but find some element of it unrelated to the point of the argument and attack that.
Steel Man attack
Creating a strong shell of the person's argument and then attacking the weaker parts of it.
Yes covid is not killing as many people as the flu, yes it may not be as contagious as first thought, no it doesn't seem to be as bad for children, but it is still killing people.
False Dilemma, propositional fallacies, and Cherry picking
- Cherry picking is perhaps the worst. We can see a recent example where the BBC claimed that antibodies weaken.
They failed to explain that antibodies always reduce over time, but that reinfections are always less severe if at all due to a long-lived lymphocyte (memory) cells, and Killer T-lymphocite cells.
Ambusing, proving too much fallacies
I liken this to having very long articles. Or, where we have some true fact but then becomes immersed in unrelated information.
Some articles and examples of where we may want to apply critical thinking
NHS COVID APP Source code....
Please note, I will do a code review of the NHS app in due course to explain what was in the application code wise.
Jordan Peterson Cathy Newman interview strawman attacks...
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