Conversations With My Granddaughter
For a couple of decades now there has been a debate on who actually controls the truth….and it has gotten worse since the candidacy of Donald trump.
I am always getting visitors that do not seem to know what to believe…..which is a lie for they will believe a lie if it helps prop up their belief in the present……then when they are confronted with something that does not agree with their outlook they question whether it is true or not.
You can’t out-manipulate seasoned manipulators. The main error most people make when trying to deal with a sociopath is to try and manipulate them back. Don’t even try. They have years of experience on you because they literally have done nothing else. While you were laughing and crying and worrying and connecting and relating to people, they were working out how to play humans like Garry Kasparov worked out how to play chess. And when you have literal teams of sociopaths collaborating together to amass power, you my dear child, do not have a chance. Don’t play their game. You will lose.
The only way to win this is to set your compass resolutely to “true.” Always be honest with yourself. Find all the different ways that you are manipulating others and see them and acknowledge them. Find your tribal allegiances and your desire to be right, and tip your hat to their existence. The more self-aware we are, the less levers we have to be manipulated by. If you are blindly partisan or loyal to a particular faction, that makes you gullible to propaganda because your wishful thinking and your desire to be right come into play. Get honest with yourself about who you are and what you want, and you will start to become an playable piece on the board.
One of the best fact checking sites……….
If we can’t beat these bastards with truth, we don’t deserve to win.
Your grandfather loves you…..and I know you will do what is right.