Data-driven propaganda now plays a dominant role in controlling, shaping, and locking in value, value systems, and beliefs. Oligarchical control of ideas and information dictates perception in a top-down process rather than through individual or organic human-thinking-reasoning activity. In the industrial age, products were rolled out to consumers en masse. Consumers would then have the follow-on ability […]
Delusional people have fixed beliefs that do not change even when presented with conflicting evidence. In contrast, people who think clearly constantly reevaluate their perceptions by weighing new information and alternate viewpoints as they become available.
We have lost the ability to bench-check ideas, decisions, actions, initiatives, causality, ideologies, and perceptions against fact.