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  1. Am I who you think I am?

    Although a feeling is clearly not a thought, is it? ☮️
  2. The necessity of thought.

    I can only suggest that turning away from abstract thinking and towards practical thinking is the only practice that works in that regard. The mind works by cutting things ínto digestible chunks, which is why it is sometimes symbolised by swords, so attempting to use it the other way around often causes it to get bogged down in circularities. ☮️
  3. The first inkling that I had that the mechanisms of the USA electoral system were compromised was when I saw a news report about how Bush was elected in 2000. At the time, I found it difficult to trust my intuition and it's only in the last few months that a random conversation with a friend made me consider the possibility more seriously. I've just started reading David Shimer's Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference, which promises to be quite interesting as does Jonathan Simon's CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century. Feeling lucky that I'm European, that we vote on paper and that the tallies are properly audited. Keeping my fingers crossed that the Americans wake up before it's too late. 🤞🏻 ☮️
  4. The necessity of thought.

    The software ignore function is useful for decluttering threads. ☮️
  5. Am I who you think I am?

    You might find that looking into the concept of Johari's Window is time well spent. ☮️
  6. Back on the topic of the psychology of conspiracy theories, as nobody seems interested in the election rigging detour. ☮️
  7. Thank you. I am grateful that you have clarifed your position. Farewell. ☮️
  8. The necessity of thought.

    I see some circularity, possibily brought about by attempts by the mind to understand the mind by using the mind. Thinking about thinking is an infinite regression. It is similar to trying to think about infinity. However I am not asserting that it is a pointless endeavour because if you are able to persist without going mad in the process, it may convince you of the futility of that attempt and thereby provide an opening into directly knowing reality. ☮️
  9. To begin, some background reading on possible election rigging in the USA from Jennifer Cohn's Twitter [1] feed (ironically). #RealityWinner https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1115806204918263808.html ☮️ [1] https://twitter.com/jennycohn1/status/1285962760979746817?s=19
  10. The necessity of thought.

    Compare and contrast ☮️
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  12. If you are making the point that some conspiracy theories are rooted in fact, I've already acknowledged that possibility and, as also stated, I am about to address it using the specific example of possible vote rigging in USA elections. ☮️
  13. What do you consider to be the other side? ☮️
  14. Straw man. Ignored. ☮️
  15. A final word on the danger of QAnon published by the West Point Combating [sic] Terrorism Centre. An article with 10 substantive notes making 111 citations, written by authors with relevant academic credentials. https://ctc.usma.edu/the-qanon-conspiracy-theory-a-security-threat-in-the-making/ before moving on to a concrete example of how the facts behind another conspiracy theory (possible vote rigging in North American elections) are being excavated. Hopefully, this issue will further illustrate the knife-edge, touched upon by both Gary Kasparov and Timothy Snyder) that must be walked by any reputable journalist to avoid being legitimately labelled as a conspiracy theorist. ☮️