How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

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How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

Post by silvermani on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:31 pm



A mass hysteria happens when the public gets a wrong idea about something that has strong emotional content and it triggers cognitive dissonance that is often supported by confirmation bias. In other words, people spontaneously hallucinate a whole new (and usually crazy-sounding) reality and believe they see plenty of evidence for it. The Salem Witch Trials are the best-known example of mass hysteria. The McMartin Pre-School case and the Tulip Bulb hysteria are others. The dotcom bubble probably qualifies. 

We might soon learn that the Russian Collusion story was mass hysteria in hindsight. The curious lack of solid evidence for Russian collusion is a red flag. But we’ll see how that plays out. The most visible Mass Hysteria of the moment involves the idea that the United States intentionally elected a racist President. If that statement just triggered you, it might mean you are in the Mass Hysteria bubble. The cool part is that you can’t fact-check my claim you are hallucinating if you are actually hallucinating. But you can read my description of the signs of mass hysteria and see if you check off the boxes.
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Re: How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

Post by Idéfix on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:36 pm

If trumptards are voluntarily posting about Russia rather than address the news of the day and the news of the week:

I love it, especially later in the summer! 
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Re: How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

Post by Propagandhi711 on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:56 pm

maybe he can also do some analysis on what sort of bubble trump voters live in where white men are discriminated against systematically by the rest and immigrants are taking their jobs.

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Post by Propagandhi711 on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:56 pm

maybe he can also do some analysis on what sort of bubble trump voters live in where white men are discriminated against systematically by the rest and immigrants are taking their jobs.

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Re: How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

Post by Idéfix on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:57 pm

"Asok is taking my job!"
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