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On the Happy Feeling of Being Conned
But you can't see the happy smile because of the mask.
This story is about cons.
They say that it’s easier to con someone than to convince them that they’ve been conned.
I wish it weren’t but alas, it is! We all love our ideas very much—and con artists know how to capitalize on our weaknesses.
But people are waking up because…
Well, I started to write a philosophical story but screw it.
Can facts maybe carry the message on their own? For once?
(I am trying to find the clip in which a propagandist was bragging about how he had conned people into craving a medical product by spinning stories about famous athletes who lied in order to get it—to the audience’s heartful laughter—but I didn’t save that clip, and I cannot find it. Will share as soon as I do! Whitney Webb reported on it a while ago.)
UPDATE: Here is the video, thanks to Phil Hayward who shared it comments. Go to 13 minutes in.
Here come the tweets.
ON GETTING BACK TO NORMAL.
ON CHANGING IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE.
I believe there is also an update of the definition of “hospitalizations” in the U.S. Do we even know what anything means anymore?
ON HOW SCIENCE WORKS.
ON THE CHANGE OF HEART.
ON GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN….
ON HEARTY, CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS.
ON WHY WE SHOULD TRUST BIG CORPORATIONS WITH OUR HEALTH.
ON POLITICS AND MERCHANDIZING:
(With thanks to El Gato Malo’s Substack)
AND, FOR GIGGLES, ON CARTOONS.