Scott Adam’s Unfortunate Logical Fallacy, The Appeal to Authority: Himself

“The world’s first cult where no one has met the leader. And the leader insists people think for themselves.”

Praying Medic on Twitter: “#Qanon https://twitter.com/prayingmedic/status/1027743604…

Scott Adams is a fantastic cartoonist, and an authority on writing, economics, and hypnosis. But unlike Q, he is not encouraging people to think for themselves, but to rely on his expertise, and his perception of reality as something closest to a universal truth.

No thanks.

I like Adams, and have followed him awhile, but he has been wrong from time to time, because he’s human. There is also his tendency to believe that if he is brilliant about predicting and understanding human behavior, it will carry over to other fields, such as investigative journalism, political intrigue, US and world history, computer sciences, etc. I’ll have to assume here that you know a little about the Qanon controversy. It’s been called a conspiracy theory, a cult, and worse.

Martin Geddes wrote that we are seeing what may be a military intelligence operation, done to bypass all conventional, traditional mainstream media which had long been compromised. “We are witnessing right now one of the greatest communications events in history…One of Q’s earliest posts states that ‘This will be considered the biggest ‘inside’ ‘approved’ dump in American history”’. Q is delivering a ‘soft disclosure’ of the end game of a ‘shadow war’ that has been silently raging around us for years. The ‘drops’ expose the present and past crimes and large-scale conspiracies of a transnational negative ‘Deep State Cabal’.”

Appeal to authority. Involves relying on the testimony of someone who is not an authority in the case being argued. Occur often in advertising and politics.

But then we have people that have not bothered to research the boards on 4chan and 8chan, and then compare them to the predictive posts preceding coming news events.

The problem with fame is the ability to influence others often convinces these talents to believe their own sense of intellectual authority. Lots of us don’t know how to think critically, or suffer the pitfalls of common logical fallacies and psychological defense mechanisms like cognitive dissonance. Your author is not an authority on anything but my own strengths and weaknesses in regards to my own perception of reality, but humbly ask you learn to trust yourself. I don’t want you to think like me, I just want you to think.

One thing that is not appreciated is Adam’s tendency to attack straw men, that is, arguments and claims about Q or supporters that were never made (made by some supporters, maybe, but not Q). Adams has experienced this personally as claims or the words or conduct of fans are unfairly attributed to him. Nor is he in any position to dismiss his own confirmation bias anymore than yours truly. Much to his credit, Adams has said he is never aware of those moments when he is in the midst of confirmation bias, or cognitive dissonance. None of us are. I submit he is in one right now.

To present the illusion that you have never lost, and always win, all you have to do is “predict” a fact you already know, and a battle you already won. For example, one might say “the ISIS offensive will die soon, and they will be eradicated by next week, no later than Tuesday” when the general knows the battle was already won, the leader captured, and all that’s left to do is stage photo ops and re-creations of major battles for distribution.

That said, President Trump doesn’t make predictions. He speaks of the known, ambiguously. Scott Adams does make predictions. Trump is never wrong where it counts. Adams is.

Q hints as much in a post dated Aug. 14, 2018:

Q!!mG7VJxZNCI
Anonymous
>>2600089
So proud to be part of this. It’s a whole lot of attention for a LARP. [Live Action Role Play]
>>2600476
Not seen since WL Podesta dump?
Similar in nature to attacks on POTUS?
Think waves.
Think coordinated.
Think ALL outlets utilized + FAKES [Fake MAGA]
Foreign & Domestic.
Are the emails in the WL Podesta dump AUTH?
Has POTUS made a statement as PRESIDENT that hasn’t ended up being TRUE AND CORRECT?
DESTROY THE NARRATIVE.
This is MUCH BIGGER than even AUTISTS can imagine (MUCH BIGGER!).
REPEATS necessary.
5,000+ new/day.
WELCOME TO THE AWAKENING.
FREE INFORMATION.
POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE.
WITH KNOWLEDGE COMES POWER.
Q


Here is an earlier example post by Q.

Q !A6yxsPKia. No.121
Projection.

Psychological Projection.
Define Conspiracy.
1. a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
“a conspiracy to destroy the government”
2. the action of plotting or conspiring.
“they were cleared of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice”
[Fake News]

Fake News collaborating and pushing knowingly false information?
Fake News ‘KNOWINGLY FALSE’ narrative pushes.
1. POTUS colluded w/ Russia to win the 2016 Presidential election
2. POTUS is puppet to PUTIN
3. POTUS to irreparably harm relationships w/ our allies
4. POTUS will collapse U.S. economy
5. POTUS will collapse stock market
6. POTUS will cause war w/ NK
7. POTUS will cause war w/ IRAN
8. POTUS will destroy the world.
9. On and on……..(knowingly false)
FEAR & SCARE PUSH.
They would rather see NK peace negotiations fail (WAR!) than see POTUS resolve.
Scandalous Media Bias?
Conspiracy?
Collaboration?
What are they hiding?


There is no such thing… in America, as an independent press… If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes… Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.” John Swinton,New York Times Chief Editor 1880

FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS NOT FREE AND INDEPENDENT.
FAKE NEWS MEDIA = PROPAGANDA ARM OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
Think WL list of journalists who colluded w/ HRC/DNC (2016 Pres election).

They want you DIVIDED.
DIVIDED by RACE.
DIVIDED by RELIGION.
DIVIDED by CULTURE.
DIVIDED by CLASS.
DIVIDED by POLITICAL AFFILIATION.
DIVIDED YOU ARE WEAK.
TOGETHER YOU ARE STRONG.
YOU, THE PEOPLE, HAVE THE POWER.
This movement challenges their ‘forced’ narrative.
This movement challenges people to not simply trust what is being reported.
Research for yourself.
Think for yourself.
Trust yourself.
This movement is not about one person or a group of people.
WE, THE PEOPLE.
You are witnessing a FULL PANIC ATTACK by the FAKE NEWS MEDIA & COVERT ALT MEDIA AFFILIATES (foreign gov’t).
They cannot contain or defeat what they do not understand.
Is any of this normal?
Think sealed indictments count.
Think resignations of CEOs.
Think resignations of Senators.
Think resignations of Congress.
Think termination of sr FBI
Think termination of sr DOJ…
WATERGATE X1000
Attacks will only intensify.
Logical thinking.
Ask yourself a simple question – WHY????
Q

I don’t think Scott Adams is a media stooge. I do think he bit off more than he can chew, and can assure you, he’s been wrong on some very important matters. Seth Rich is a good example. He has also failed to realize President Trump won because of something much more powerful than charisma.

Anonymous
FINALLY SOMEONE ASKED ABOUT Q!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>2392766
Who is the one person who can answer?
POTUS.
[Less than 10].
Q

That said, the only person who can discredit Qanon is President Trump. If he does so, Adams is vindicated. If not, it will be just another time that he has been wrong, and so will everyone that chose to eschew Socratic thinking, or critical thinking. There’s nothing wrong with being wrong. It’s just a step in correction, and finding the truth. So if Adams is right, good for him. He was bright enough to warn me and guide towards a path to correction.
We’ll see.

Are you a wise man, Scott? Your video is titled how to know the TRUTH about Q. I dare say you are a teacher, a good one, and searching, like the rest of us. You have your gifts, to be certain.

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