A 4chan Theory
Harsh, but likely true for the majority of people:
We have all been there. You’re talking to someone, explaining some concept or argument, and it dawns on you: They do not care about the truth at all.
The person you’re speaking with only thinks based on how this will affect them in their life and/or if the majority will side with them on it. They could not care less about what is actually true.
So, you give up explaining. What’s the point, you ponder? They aren’t going to change, anyway.
If you have been a dissident for longer than six months, then you’ve been there. There are many people like this.
We intuitively recognize that the only way we will ever change their mind is by changing their perception of the majority consensus or the “authority” position. (I spoke about this with my Belmod [belief modification] theory). But we know we cannot often do that, given our lack of power/position. So instead, we move on and just stop talking about it with the person, because we’ve hit the unclimbable brick wall.
This meme gets this situation across very well. The creator has definitely been there.
I had never considered the “cannot defend themselves” angle, however. That’s an interesting twist. It adds biological underpinnings to justify why the overwhelming desire for consensus occurs. It’d also explain why far more women fall into this category than men. I’m not fully sold yet, but I’d buy it.
Also, the whole “republic of high status males” thing sounds pretty exceptional. I’m all about it. Where do I sign up?
This meme has it all. Offense potential, education, and a probable theory to get you thinking. Well done. A+ meme.
Happy Meme Monday. Have a high T and low consensus week.
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