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Today, I was thinking, it's weird how certain things that you learn can trigger an entire new thought process.

We are faced with daily propaganda from all sides. Commercial, political, scientific, etc propaganda hammers at us constantly. Yet the vast majority has little effect.
It rolls off us like water rolls off a duck's back. It may change our views on the edges somewhat. Political correctness may change how we communicate our thoughts. But neither propaganda nor political correctness really changes the core of a person.
One would think, with this deluge of propaganda, that we would be nothing but mind numb robots sitting and awaiting the next update of propaganda to tell us how and what to think. In some cases a few are like that. They have become nothing but NPCs to the greater Borg hivemind.
But the vast majority of people in my experience don't go down that route. No the vast majority of people are and will remain independent thoughtful humans during their life journey.
So what does trigger a new thought process? What makes a person totally change the way they think and/or feel about something or someone? Sure you can brainwash some with relentless propaganda. I mean there are cults & the Democrat party after all but that is a different process
The one thing that will always trigger a new thought pathway is when a "universal" truth is learned. The truth after all is the mortal enemy of the big lie/propaganda. This doesn't have to be a come to Jesus moment or some other life altering revelation.
It can be a mundane truth that finally comes out that starts an avalanche of new thoughts, feelings, explorations. It's weird in a way. Sometimes it's the small facts/truths that make you change your entire life.
If you made it this far into the thread you are probably scratching your head right now thinking what the hell is he talking about. Give me some examples please. Okay here are some examples in different areas to explain the point better.
Let's use a scientific example. Say all the "experts" tell you something like eggs are bad for your health or the earth will be under water in 10 years. And then you find out 10 years later they aren't and it isn't. Learning these mundane truths changes your views.
Not only does it change your views on the experts that started the propaganda but the media that pushed it, the people that fell for it, etc. It also starts a process where u wonder how this happened. Some call this process conspiracy thinking. So in a way propaganda and the...
.. exposure of truth against that propaganda creates the elements of conspiracy thought. It creates distrust as well as new understandings. As each little lie is exposed the trust is further eroded. Alinsky and his disciples used this process to great effect....
...with whataboutism and showing people/companies as hypocrites. But they couldn't use it if the people they we're trying to tear down didn't give them the ammunition. However, the process in and of itself isn't an evil thing. Sure it can be used that way but it can also be good.
For instance, take the egg thing. After years of telling the people eggs are bad and it turns out they aren't, many people no longer trust experts on the nutritional front and have gone out on their own to discover more truth for themselves. Changing many lives.
I don't know. Just thought it was weird how a simple truth can change so many lives whereas it often takes massive propaganda to see even a small change.
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