Why Some People Believe Things That Aren’t True


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    • Chris says:

      Yes, that link is a great example of people believing things that aren’t true, as is everything from the Gateway Pundit, a blog that misidentified innocent people as mass shooters and terrorists four times in a two year time period.

      Great job.

      • J Soden says:

        One should always consider the source of complaints, and being criticized by Chris or Lippy is a badge of honor that I’ll wear proudly!

        • Chris says:

          J, why do you think a source that misidentified innocent people as mass shooters four times over a two year period is reliable or worthy of linking to?

          What do you think a source that employed Jacob Wohl is worth linking to?

  1. Chris says:

    I’ve been trying to figure that out here for ten years.

    Yesterday, the president retweeted a conspiracy theory that a former president and his wife have had several people killed, including a former mutual friend. Why do people believe this? Because they want to. And now they have the most powerful man in the world validating their crazy beliefs. Will you stand against this?

  2. Peggy says:

    And some people realize they’ve been lied to for years.

    Baltimore Residents Are Over Al Sharpton:

    “WHOA: Al Sharpton gets heckled in Baltimore by fed-up resident.

    “You go back to New York! Our schools are failing us… You’re just a hustler! Go back where you came from!”


  3. Chris says:

    Good video. I might even use the bit about collaboration of knowledge in my classroom. I really liked this bit:

    “Science denial has gone mainstream. Significant proportions of the population maintain beliefs counter to the scientific consensus on critical issues like vaccination, global warming, and the safety of genetically modified foods…”

    Thanks for posting.

  4. Pie Guevara says:

    There are so many things wrong with what this person says it would take me hours to deconstruct… and I would not even bother to deconstruct Chris’ chimp like comments. By the way, 64GB is tiny.

  5. Chris says:

    Yesterday, the president defended his retweet of an accusation that the former president and his wife are murderers.

    It…was not a good defense. Some excerpts:

    “He’s a very highly respected conservative pundit.”

    What a damning indictment of conservative pundits.

    “He’s a big Trump fan.”

    There it is. This is how the president thinks: anyone who likes him is good and right, and anyone who doesn’t like him is fake news and the enemy. This is how sociopaths and cult leaders talk. And now, it’s how a president talks. What a terrible precedent.

    “But he’s a man who has half a million followers. A lot of followers, and he’s respected … so I think I was fine.”

    Ah. He has a lot of followers, so it was fine. This is a defense I would expect from my social media-addicted tween students, not the President of the United States.

    Just a constant, daily embarrassment.

  6. Chris says:

    The president is also endorsing Curt Schilling’s run for Congress. Curt Schilling has praised anti-Semitic Holocaust denier Paul Nehlen, who celebrated the synagogue shooting. Curt Schilling shared an image of a man in a T-shirt that advocated lynching journalists with the caption “So much awesome here.” He also is a fan of the Qanon conspiracy theory and has spread conspiracy theories about multiple school shootings.

    You cannot oppose conspiracy theories and lies while supporting a president who amplifies conspiracy theories and lies the way that Trump does. You just can’t.

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