This is important and ties into the use of illogical reasoning which is now being used to thwart logic.
Because FEW people actually understand logic and how to arrive at; or even inquire about truth, very smart people (RFR uses this theory) actually know how to twist facts into conclusions with mostly true even if it means shaving the context or replacing it with their own.
You can find examples of this every minute of everyday by just listening to people relate their ideas, which we know are often ill-formed and repeated from who-saids who are valued and mostly confirm our biases.
Take this example:
“ On Aug. 15, 2017, President Donald Trump held a press conference to discuss an executive order he had signed on infrastructure permitting. Reporters shortly began asking questions about Trump’s initial response to violent protests in Charlottesville, Va.
It was at this press conference that Trump said that “you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”
On April 25, 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden declared his 2020 candidacy for the Democratic nomination and the presidency by recalling the events in Charlottesville and Trump’s comments.
“With those words, the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it,” Biden said.”
But what was split off was the context of the remarks.
“ “But we’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va.. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society. And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time.”
At another session Trump went on to explain.
“So you know what, it’s fine. You’re changing history. You’re changing culture. And you had people — and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.“
Whether you believe what Trump said was good or bad, his remarks have been taken out of context and then re-spliced back into dialogue.
For years I have tried to explain this mechanism because it’s use—everyday—is how we hybridise most of our memes for understanding…
I’m often reminded of this quote:
Ariel Durant — ‘The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.’
What Lindsey is talking about is this hybridisation mechanism I have shown for oblique development where we can strip out a meme usually out of the context it’s used and re-splice semantically meaningful chunks to create entirely different meaning and sometimes “new” meaning, which is what is being done in this theory.
TRUMP didn’t say what they said he said, but nonetheless the process was very effective (good or bad depends on your own values)…
But it is held as a truism…something that is not questioned by those who believe it and of course hate TRUMP for whatever reason…because it came from a who-said they do believe.
This mechanism has been in place since humans started developing but it’s now weaponised to serve as propaganda.
Remember the BEST propaganda is partly to mostly true…TRUMP did In fact say there were good people on both sides…but by removing the rest of what he said (disingenuously) the facts were weaponised.
The climate people have done this for years, I think I’ve shared Tony Heller’s video on exactly how they have taken facts/truths and hybridised them in ways that (disingenuously) have distorted the meaning.
Here’s one of the video’s:
Since I have a practical education rather than a liberal arts education I had to go back and research Orwell as Orwell’s quote intrigued me:
“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
As did this one:
In George Orwell’s “1984” he wrote that “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. History has stopped.”
And this One is currently Referred to as Orwellian…
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ― George Orwell
What’s happening today in our culture is the result of a Well-funded orchestration…perhaps flexible adaptive emergence which is being fed on the fly by people who have vested interests in outcomes of elections and more specifically this regressive (it would be their term as progressives) presidency of TRUMP.
The “array” of tactics that are being weaponised by all constituents are in fact breaking new ground and are worth watching and discussing as they are clearly the art of wars.
Both the reason for durability of and the maintenance of the FS-GREEN core is the set of simple ideas surrounding the “F” function, a “rational” decision-making function based on values which will defy logic among affiliative motivation which seeks “interdependence” to serve relationships.
The system is precariously able to interpret reality illogically and is most likely steeped in likability (PC-rooted), sameness (is not fairness Or DQ-BLUE equality which runs in ER-ORANGE as a utility Function) and perception—since perception is not the truth but reality—working through perception without having the constraint of logic (T-mbti), whatever works, is “fair”game through acceptance motivation…this is like the glue that allows the stickiness of crowds…because self-doubt is mostly assuaged through the safety of the group so belonging is closely threaded through the fabric of FS-GREEN.
Remember, there are those IN and those passing through because few can work among these cores for their own benefits, think of CP-RED and/ER-ORANGE as utilising FS-GREEN as stepping stones to more power, achievement, even “avoidance” note that a very large constituency of FS-GREEN now are those who are avoiding the fallout of not belonging—to get later.
So while each situation is more complex than the examples I’ve shown, VD, not ZD provides a lot of explanatory, predictive and problem-solving capability, if values are in play;)