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RE: The Tunneler Hypothesis

in Informationwar3 months ago

To describe somebody as a tunneler might be helpful. A similar expression would be to be in his own bubble. You are highlighting the Alice in Wonderland aspect more that I think most adult males have found themselves in. Where you think you found the ultimate key/wisdom and everything can just be measured by that including yourself.

A 'bubble' usually implies that you are just repeating what you hear from your surroundings. In your case you point out that some can have opinions that are not mirrored by their surroundings but proven through debate. I can't help but to think of myself. In school I was crushing everyone in debates, the best could merely keep up with me, but looking back from where I stand now politically, I think I was full of shit, despite the success, took me some time and some pride to swallow though.

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I see a direct correlation between intelligence and stubbornness. I think the more intelligent we are the more likely to be stubborn we are. We can only do something about or problems when we become aware of them and permit ourselves to acknowledge them.

I am not here to discuss my problems. If you are interested we can talk about them somewhere else in private. I don't have a need to talk about them right now though but you are person I would trust. Maybe some time in the future.

One thing I like about the tunnel I think more than the bubble is that it implies length. I think that is important because it seems to me that the more time a person spends inside the tunnel the less willing they are to look outside of it. As I stated it is like time spent as treated as a measure of PROOF yet it has nothing to do with PROOF.

lucky me I never really studied left theory. Sure I spent a lot of time debating on the behalf of the left, but that also sharpened my talking skills and general understanding of politics and philosophy.

There was one shocking moment when I was talking to an old friend of mine that I hadnt seen in about 12 years and he was telling me leftist stuff similar to what I was believing back then. It was an incoherent mess. I really felt guilty for planting seeds of bullshit into his brain and thought 'great, you really helped people by talking about politics all the time'.

I know what you mean by proof, it is the same kind of proof climate change researchers have for man-made climate change. I just fail to see that proof for myself right now. I feel like I am in a little bit of nihilist/post-left mood these days, where I don't really see the solution, don't really want a solution, but still like to talk about the topic and am excited for what comes next. I mean social Minarchist? Is that even a real political position? Anarchism with minimalist socialist architecture?

Minarchist is probably where I'd fit on the political/ideological compass. Libertarian but I'd like the government to be as absolutely minimal as possible. I personally think we could solve most problems with crowd funding and letting people simply back the services they want rather than demanding people support things they do not believe in.

As to where we are. Yes, we may have crossed the point of no return. To me it seems a bit like entering a new dark age. Perhaps the tech will remain, but people will be less educated, less informed, and largely a new serf class for those pulling the strings. Manipulated by emotions because that is what they have been conditioned to see as the most important thing.

Yet to survive we must push on. We must keep our minds sharp and hopefully plant some seeds for the future. As you have witnessed yourself you can also plant the wrong seeds.

That is a problem and a responsibility intelligent people often fail to see. Many people will give way to you simply because you are perceived as intelligent by them. In fact if they think you are more intelligent they will simply let you tell them what to believe. This is a bad thing. They still need to think for themselves. It is okay if they think it is more probable that you are correct, they must still leave that possibility you are wrong and that no matter how lowly they view themselves in respect to you they may still think of something you did not. In fact, they likely will. Whether they allow themselves to express that thought before it is gone is another matter entirely.

I am not quite sure why, but I have a more positive outlook on the future. I cant really say why, there is one thing tho Andreas Beck, he is a German economist and says things like hyperinflation in the Euro-Zone is complete non-sense and many other interesting things that go against the narrative of doomsday prophets. Very refreshing to listen to.

Well the other thing is the Hyper-immigration. Not sure what Germany will look like in twenty years. Even tho I am fairly anti-immigration I feel like it is other Germans around me feeling even more concerned about the topic. But it is a very closed doors discussion and a touchy subject. It feels like for 50% there is nothing more important than Germany being ruined by immigrants and with the other 50% you cant even dare to think about the topic without being called a Nazi.

I dont know how this will all end, after all I fear about my German privilege. I like having the reputation of being among the smartest and hardest working people in the world, even though I barely capitalize on that.

This guy reignited my love for politics a few months ago

Hope you like it. I feel like it is rare to find good political comedy out there nowadays