Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ma Barkers Gang, or how to keep Trumps base in line.

According to Science Daily, ¨Confirmation bias is a phenomenon wherein decision makers have been shown to actively seek out and assign more weight to evidence that confirms their hypothesis and ignore or under weigh evidence that could disconfirm their hypothesis.”

The Confirmation bias is at epidemic levels.  Can you fathom the amount of crap thrown at us that somehow people believe? Everything from the snow ball in the halls of Congress to “only Congress can fix the immigration separation issue” is believed by many.

          In every election the confirmation bias is used to convince unsuspecting citizens that their candidate is right, and the opposing candidate is a liar.  And the danger of this issue is that this artificial branding of a candidate works.

          If you ask those inflicted by this bias who the biggest liar is between Trump and Hillary, they will still answer Lying Hillary.  Even when fact checkers indicated that Hillary was tied with Bernie as telling the least lies during the campaign at 28% and Trump was slightly behind Ben Carson at 75%, it’s lying Hillary.  When Trump has over 3000 documented lies since being inaugurated, he is still believed.

          The reason is the confirmation bias!  People only listen to what confirms their previous beliefs regardless of facts right in front of them. And when the liars can get more people to repeat their lies, or at least be silent if they disagree, those lies will be believed.

          Why does the President have so many family members as his advisers? For a reference just look at history.  Ma Barkers Gang!  Ma Barker had her children do bad things under her control. 

          When Pa Trumps gang spews his evil lies, all his loyalists, extensions of his gang, sell their soul to the devil and his family is guarantied to support him or remain silent, thus allowing the confirmation bias to become active in his cult of believers.

          This will repeat itself at election time. Trump supporters running for office will depend on the confirmation bias to get elected. 

          It is time for all true Americans to rise above the confirmation bias. Don’t believe anything you hear or read and only half of what you see in person.  Find reliable sources to research all issues yourself. 

You never know what information is provided by Russian bots or lying Pa Trumps Gang! So we must shout the truth over and over again!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The 2nd Amendment

In Heller v District of Columbia, the Supreme Court found the Second Amendment to protect “an individual right to possess a firearm” for self-defense and held that a total ban on handguns violated that right.

However, this did not mean there could not be restrictions put on guns. In an article in the Economist, February 20, 2018 it states:

“The Heller majority opinion did not, in the words of its author, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, secure an “unlimited” right to buy or carry weapons. The Second Amendment would not, for example, scuttle bans on concealed weapons or machine guns. And Justice Scalia emphasized that nothing in Heller “should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings”. Nearly every gun regulation under discussion today—from expanded background checks to bans on military-style weapons—would seem to pass constitutional muster.

To the dismay of the National Rifle Association (NRA), which takes a much wider view of the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court has consistently refused to embellish the constitutional right to bear arms.”

And guess what? The Supreme Court interprets the Constitution, not the NRA. So when someone says they support the 2nd amendment, just say, “so do I”. If they say they are against restrictions on guns you might respond: “So what are you afraid of? Do you have a mental illness, or a criminal record or a planning on killing someone? How many more dead children do you want to see?

Whole Child Reform  for more words of wisdom.