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MrHuggles

The problem of sourcing information

Sourcing information is nothing more than a tool to manipulate people.  It is used simply to inflate or deflate people’s strength of their opinion.  When someone’s source for something is deemed too streamlined it is regarded as useless and weakens the thing being spoken for.  And when a source is given neutrality of stance on the thing being spoken for, it is given creditability.  But the big problem with this view of sources is that a source being either neutral or slanted doesn’t mean it’s guarantied correct or incorrect.  Someone can make a statement that is 100% true but because it either has no sources or there is a source that is deemed to be slanted, the statement is thrown out as being trash.  The idea of having to source every little bit of information someone ever knows or talks about is one of the big problems of societies’ agenda of being politically correct.  Political correctness is the larger tool that is used to control people through intimidation of being a liar or through praise of being correct.  When Socrates (and other philosophers) spoke in Athens he probably had no sources for the things he spoke of yet the wisdom he helped people to see is deemed as some of the wisest teachings of ancient history.  If we give such creditability to people like Socrates, Plato, Tsu Suu, Chuang Tsu, and other highly intelligent people, then why is it they do not have to be politically correct?  They were likely never scrutinized for their sources and they were able to speak countless words of wisdom and insight.  Many people today could be speaking wisdom and insight in very much the same manner.  But these people are all silenced by the daunting shadow of political correctness and sourcing.  Sourcing is a tool to keep people silent in order to give other people a manipulative advantage in society.

(With that said, it is a conspiracy that the Bourgeois use such things as sourcing information and political correctness to keep the Proletarians from advancing in societal status.)
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Jimbear
6 years, 12 months ago
Fantastic read!  (Don't know what Bourgeois nor Proletarian is though, and if you can define those for me, :) please do.)

From my perspective, Political Correctness is just a fancy way of saying this or that group of people are butthurt that someone said something that offended them, and it's not correct to say that.
MrHuggles
6 years, 12 months ago
what does "butthurt" mean?

bourgeois and prolétariat are terms established (but not originating) by Karl Marx in his doctrine, the Communist Manifesto, in which he writes of how the wealthy and privileged usurp their power and status by holding back the poorer and less privileged.  the bourgeois are the upper class while the prolétariat are those who are repressed by the bourgeois.  this is also linked with Marx's concept of "Co-opting" in which he explains the process of co-opt as being a situation where someone is made to work with or for another when it is not to their advantage or will knowingly be disadvantageous to the person being co-opted (it makes me think twice about the true meaning of co-opt when it's being refered to in online multiplayer video games).  all of this, and the works of Karl Marx are for some reason rejected by u.s. society and both shunned in education (mostly grade school) as well as actually slandered by educational institutions and their teachers (probably because they have been taught to hate communism which Marx is attributed with helping to create).  it's shocking that the dystopia Marx feared the world would become has actually been realized in the u.s. but we are kept from realizing it by being both lied to and turned away from such works as this and by other philosophers like Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Jimbear
6 years, 12 months ago
So THAT'S what Marxism is.  I thought it was something evil that would tear apart society, but there's sound logic behind it.  I think the anti-Marxist attitudes have carried on since the mid-50s, during the time when someone was thought to be a communist in the US, that person would be arrested without question.  Obviously back then, people didn't have the internet and were more easily persuaded by whatever bullshit was spoonfed down their throats.  These days, we have the internet, so I have no clue why people wouldn't consider something like that an option.


By the way, "butthurt" basically refers to someone who has really thin skin and is easily insulted by the littlest things.
MrHuggles
6 years, 12 months ago
i wouldn't go so far as to say that is what marxism is.  marxism is more of a modern thing created to downplay the concepts proposed by karl marx (from what i can tell).  if you want to consider the ethics of karl marx then there is far more to it than what is outlined in the communist manifesto.  the same can be said for nietzshe as well (who is considered to have some of the most correct ethics and logical views of the world than any philosopher of the modern era [1700's to present]).  really, all philosophers can't have their mentality and thought process assessed from just one or more articles that they produce.  sometimes (like in nietzshe's case) none of the documents produced by a philosopher actually reflect their way of thinking and seeing reality.  the things written by philosophers are simply their realizations, not their feelings.
MrHuggles
6 years, 12 months ago
also, the "red scare" of the 50's wasn't the first time communism was established as evil and attempted to be stamped out by political rhetoric.  there were one or maybe two other red scares that happened around the time of world war one when the bolshevik revolution was undergoing or finished.  i'm thinking there was only one of these early red scares but my memory of this historical event isn't as good as some others.  but most certainly there was at least one other prior to the conclusion of world war two.
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