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Let’s Pretend – A Paradigm Stress Test
A Simulated Preparedness Exercise for a Potentially Terminal Attack of Cognitive Dissonance
Sunspot activity since 1600 in 11-year cycles
By James Heddle – EON
A Hypothetical Cognitive Cycle – Thinking the Unthinkable ( and then Unthinking It )
I invite you to join me in a harmless little thought experiment.
Just as a ‘what if’ exercise, let’s imagine that something we know to be utterly impossible, is suddenly shown to be actually true.
Let’s just pretend that we encounter convincing evidence that something we and our peers are absolutely certain about turns out to be wrong. Something totally improbable.
For example, just suppose for the sake of this preparedness exercise that the obviously true climate change crisis alarms we see and hear every day (Worldview A) are somehow shown to be a mass psyop project (Worldview B) with objectives less noble than saving the planet?
Objectives, like resetting the world’s financial, monetary and governance systems, the monetization of natural systems and the normalization of mass human population management. Would that mean that the upcoming COP 26 (31 Oct - 12 Nov 2021, in Glasgow) and its underlying Paris Agreement on Climate Change may be - like the new Kim Stanley Robinson novel The Committee for the Future – a work of fiction based on fictions?
Hard to imagine, I know. Actually, there is evidence to support that view ( see sources below ), but never mind that. It’s probably just Worldview A and Worldview B cancelling each other out. Climate Change Alarmism plus Climate Change Denialism equals Rudy Giuliani’s Dictum: “There is no Truth.”
But for now, let’s just try to let ourselves imagine that view B does turn out to be true.
How would that affect your personal and political choices? Your relations with friends, family, community? What would be the ripple effects and ramifications for your other rock-solid paradigmatic bunkers of certainty? A cascade of cognitive collapses?
WTF is the ‘solar minimum?’ Why haven’t we heard of that before? An avalanche of doubt begins to slip down the cognitive slope. What if 9-11 was an inside job? What if the Kennedy Brothers, Malcolm X and Dr. King were not assassinated by ‘lone nuts?’ What if the Bolshevik Revolution, the Third Reich and FDR’s New Deal were all engineered by Wall Street? What if Dr. Fauci and the other news show medical mandarins have been lying about the risks of Covid and the safety and efficacy of the genome-altering inoculations now being mandated for children as young as five?
What if the world-wide 5G build-out and the total surveillance society and Great Reset and the Central Banks’ ‘Going Direct’ digital currencies and Transhumanism and the UN Agenda 2030 scenarios all turn out to be somehow overlapping and mutually reinforcing? Too weird and paranoid a conspiracy theory to be true of course. But, what if…?
OK. Sorry. I’ll stop there. Whew. Let’s back away from the brink of the cognitive abyss. I know this is all an absurd and possibly irresponsible stretch of the imagination. Enough silly mind games. Everything we know can’t be wrong.
But, you get the idea.
It’s just an exercise to test the comfort boundaries of your open mind.
Note: After you finish this little, innocuous thought experiment, please be sure to purge your mind of any remaining shreds of lingering, imaginary cognitive dissonances. Absolute certainty is a terrible thing to lose.
On the other hand, so is an open mind.
But, hey, as history shows, Paradigm Shift happens.
NASA - Solar Minimum is Coming
The huge influence of the Beaufort Gyre and the Gulf Stream on our weather:
Corbett • 02/14/2013 •
The Great Reset: The Final Assault on the Living Planet [It’s Not a Social Dilemma – It’s the Calculated Destruction of the Social, Part III]https://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2020/11/28/the-great-reset-the-final-assault-on-the-living-planet-its-not-a-social-dilemma-its-the-calculated-destruction-of-the-social-part-iii/
James Heddle co-directs EON, the Ecological Options Network with Mary Beth Brangan, who provided research for this article. The EON feature documentary The SAN ONOFRE SYNDROME, ten years in the making, will be released next year.