Pseudo-realities

Updated on January 12, 2021 in General Stuff
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From James Lindsay, one who sees right through it. A long and dense read, but worth it.

Psychopathy and the Origins of Totalitarianism

“As a result of this failure of perspective, many particularly epistemically and morally open normal people will reinterpret the claims of pseudo-reality into something that is plausible in reality under the usual logic and morals that guide our thinking, and this reinterpretation will work to the benefit of the pseudo-realists who have ensnared them. This sort of person, who stands between the real world and the pseudo-real are useful idiots to the ideology, and their role is to generate copious amounts of epistemic and ethical camouflage for the pseudo-realists. This phenomenon is key to the success, spread, and acceptance of pseudo-realities because without it very few people outside of small psychologically, emotionally, or spiritually unwell people would accept a pseudo-reality as if it is a superior characterization of the genuine article. Clearly, the more plausible the account of pseudo-reality on offer, the stronger this effect will be, and the more power the ideologues who believe in it will be able to accrue.”

 
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Pretty much the functional description of the Paris Accords.

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Pretty much the functional description of the Paris Accords.From Piecesofmalarkey

Exactly. 

And it all makes perfect “sense” if you understand Faucault and the idea that reality itself is a socially constructed system defined exclusively by power.

Which is, of course, more or less impossible to understand because it’s utter nonsense. 

But that’s how you get to inanities like “2+2=5” and “57 genders”.

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One of the downsides of living inside of a pseudo-reality of your own making is you frequently beclown yourself and don’t even realize it.

 

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