*THIS* Is Why You Should Avoid Conspiracy Theories

An almost unbelievable story came out of Los Angeles the last couple of days. I say ALMOST unbelievable because I’ve seen so much utter stupidity and wretched human behavior lately that precious little surprises me anymore.

So what happened? A train engineer who spent all his time reading conspiracy theories went off the deep end, almost literally. He derailed his train in an effort to RAM the US Navy Hospital Ship ‘Mercy’. Yes, you read that correctly. This whackadoo wanted to damage or sink the hospital ship in the harbor to help with the Coronavirus outbreak.

According to the local ABC affiliate down in LA (link to their story to follow), “Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo Moreno, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was “suspicious” and did not believe “the ship is what they say it’s for.'”

Yeah… Never mind that the US Navy has had hospital ships since World War 1… *headdesk*

Also quoted from ABC News: He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included “You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don’t know what’s going on here. Now they will.”

Side Note: CHP is the California Highway Patrol. State Police in other words.

Do people REALLY know anything new other than this guy is a complete nutjob? Or that he did God knows how much damage to the railroad tracks, docks and the actual train and it’s cargo?

This jackwagon never bothered to think that those rail lines might be… ARE.… needed to move medical supplies from the port and save lives.

LINK TO ABC LOS ANGELES STORY WITH VIDEO

MY ANALYSIS:

The trouble here is that if you read or hear enough of ANYTHING, it eventually starts to sound logical. That’s how conspiracy theories gain traction. It’s also how Nazi ideals took hold in enough of pre-WW2 Germany to scare the rest of the population into silence.

ANY idea can be eventually brainwashed into people, especially if it’s sold creatively. Any good hypnotist can tell you this. The human mind is pliable to a scary degree. Even murder can be sold IF you convince the person that the intended victim is not what they seem and a threat.

That last statement is why I rally so much against the toxic language of modern politics.

It’s also why I preach to read everything with a skeptical and questioning mind. Take nothing at face value. My high school history teacher gave me some of the best related advice I’ve ever heard here:

“Always assume what you read or hear is a lie and then ask yourself why the author / speaker is lying. Then you’ll get close to figuring out the motivation behind the words.”

Conspiracy theories are often put out there by people angry over their life and looking to blame some vast hidden cause for it instead of trying to correct their life. It absolves them of any responsibility to act or change.

That’s not to say the rich and political class don’t try to stack the deck more and more in their favor. They certainly do. Exploiting a situation is a good deal different from manipulating everything that happens in the world though. The former is correctable, the latter isn’t. Chasing whackadoo theories is a great distraction from actually focusing on correcting those former situations though.

Question what you read and hear, and avoid a steady diet of one type of information, it’s as bad for the mind as eating only one type of food is for the body.

9 thoughts on “*THIS* Is Why You Should Avoid Conspiracy Theories

  1. Silk Cords Post author

    Very true, but we owe it to ourselves and others to avoid getting sucked into that destructive black hole. The elites really do use the avalanche of nonsense out there to distract from their real misdeeds.

    BTW, duplicitous politics is redundant. 😀

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  2. wandasanderspoems

    A nice read. I saw that on the news. It sounds like he wanted his 15 mins of fame. Obviously he had no life- he would have faired better taking the tide pod challenge. Most people I think join into this ideology to have a sense of belonging. Sad for him he had to have a mental problem. It’s good that you were taught critical thinking. I didn’t have any deep thinkers at my HS. Cheers

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  3. The Hinoeuma

    Heh. “…if it is sold creatively.” Uh-huh… “Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands…la, la, la, la, la…” The commercials have become unnerving. It kind of reminds me of the third Halloween movie (that was totally out of canon with Jamie Lee…).”Six more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween…” opens the movie and, as it goes along, the song counts down the day. CREEPY.

    This guy went full-on retard.

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  4. Thay Paul's notes

    Would you mind if I used part of this in a future blog ? I’ll give you full credit and links. Unfortunately – you know where I live – I have to treat issues of free speech and a free press with the utmost sensitivity, so I probably wouldn’t be able to use it in a class BUT the blog is for everyone, everywhere 🙂

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  5. Silk Cords Post author

    By all means. All I ask of anyone quoting or reblogging is proper credit. And in your case, also respect the local sensitivities and stay out of trouble. 🙂

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    1. Thay Paul's notes

      I used a quote and gave a link to your blog on my ‘Taiwan: Listening Special’ blog from 12th April 2020. Please let me know if you are OK with it; I’ll amend or remove anything you object to. Many thanks again 🙂

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  6. jonahzsong

    I was born a skeptic. It made me good as a journalist. Now that I’m older, I’m a cynic. As such I don’t believe most things, especially if it’s put out by CNN and other so-called news media.

    There one source that is truthful; there is one place we can count on to teach us what is right and good and purposeful: The Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

    May our L-RD have mercy upon us all

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