Lazy Lubber wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:11 am
Malcolm wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Conspiracy theories are the place where new age dipshits and the alt right meet for dates and eventual miscegenation, resulting in Fascist Deadheads.
I live around lots of left-wingers, who appear to be life-long rebels against their conservative upbringing
In other words, you have no idea who they were brought up, and so you are merely engaged in proliferation.
; despite the apple not falling very far from the tree. In other words, most of them are so straight when it comes to following the mass-media. Its frightening their lack of critical thinking. They are often as conformist as the right-wingers.
The "mass media"? What did not you have in mind?
I mean, basically, there are those people, on the right and the left, who believe what scientists, the academics, the government, and the press tell them, because when taken together, there is a fact-based narrative to be followed. They may disagree about what the facts mean, but they accept the same basic set of facts to be what they are, facts.
And then there are those on the left and the right, who refuse to believe what the scientists, the academics, the government, and the press tell them, and having no other credible sources turn to other than people like Alex Jones, fundamentalist religious leaders, and so on on the bat-shit crazy far right, and their equivalents in the bat-shit crazy far left, who both are likely to believe such idiocy as 5G networks cause corona virus and so on.
My understanding of Mahayana Buddhism & Madhyamaka is dependently originated causes are examined & understood.
Sane people rely on deductive reasoning to establish facts through empirical validation, since inductive reasoning is not reliable.
I think anyone blindly following the mass-media on any matter is not practising Buddhism (because it is quite obvious the mass-media is often a controlled propaganda arm of governments).
This is just a conspiracy theory followed by people who tend towards the bat-shot crazy wings of the right and the left.