I haven't yet discussed pseudo-profound bullshit, one of the many techniques used to minimize the Pandemic. Several years ago, this term was created by researchers.
Seemingly impressive assertions that are presented as true and meaningful but are actually vacuous.
Buzzwords are randomly organized into statements with no meaningful meaning. They said that according to their study.
Those more receptive to bullshit are less reflective, lower in cognitive ability (i.e., verbal and fluid intelligence, numeracy), are more prone to ontological confusions and conspiratorial ideation, are more likely to hold religious and paranormal beliefs, and are more likely to endorse complementary and alternative medicine.
People who use pseudo-profound bullshit don't want people to think about what they are saying. They don't mean to be disrespectful. Their empty words are a form of poetry that is used to lull people into a thoughtless trance and convince them they have access to some secret knowledge. The pseudo-profound bullshitter wants to be seen as more enlightened than everyone else.
Mr. Jeffrey Tucker is the founder of the Brownstone Institute, which is also known as the spiritual child of the pro-viruses Great Barrington Declaration. One of the main spreaders of anti-vaccine conspiracy is the Brownstone Institute. The aim is to ensure that doctors who have real world responsibilities never run out of patients. Mr. Tucker reminded me of pseudo-profound bullshit when I read this post.
This is what to make of it. All it takes is two functioning neurons to see this. Many questions remain even if one accepts that Dr. Fauci was responsible for the lab leak.
Mr. Tucker seems to think that Dr. Fauci tried to cover up his mistake by pushing lockdowns. If this interpretation is correct, Dr. Fauci may have been able to cover up his mistake by having the USA alone lock down, as if no one would notice. Two functioning neurons is all it takes to see how ridiculous this is. This reading raises a question. The accusation is that Dr. Fauci didn't run away from his mistake and that he knew about it. Isn't that a positive thing? If a scientist accidentally releases a deadly virus, they need to do everything they can to stop it.
The sad truth is that some people are so small that they can't imagine what Dr. Fauci would think of them.
I had a lot of questions when I read Mr. Tucker's post. This is not an accident. Mr. Tucker is saying things that are not true. His words are both impressive and vacuous. It is possible to grasp the idea of Fauci being bad. Mr. Tucker doesn't want anyone to think that he's a pseudo-profound bullshitter. His enemies are logic and reason. I wasn't the only one who noticed this.
Mr. Tucker may have been surprised by the question, "How did lock downs cover up a lab leak?" He did not want anyone to take him seriously. He probably doesn't take himself seriously. He doesn't seem to fear his own safety even though he claims to have uncovered plots carried out by people of evil and incompetence.
Mr. Tucker is engaged in performance art that is designed to go directly to emotions. He wants to frighten and infuriate people, while at the same time lulling them into that pseudo-profound bullshit trance where their senses are dulled and they can be fooled into thinking they are. The conspiracy that doctors killed patients through excessive intubations was supported by Mr. Tucker. Timing of intubation may have no effect on mortality and morbidity of critically ill patients with COVID-19, according to a meta-analysis.
Even though it is hogwash, Mr. Tucker is giving his audience something very valuable; one-stop shopping for all their scapegoating needs. He wants people to think of themselves as victims and Dr. Fauci as the doctor who can help them. It isn't a bug that he makes no sense and spouts nonsense in contradiction to the evidence. Deluging people with incoherence is a marketing technique used by propagandists. If Mr Tucker wants to prove me wrong, he can answer the questions I posed with a well-reasoned, accurate article. It is a first time for everything.
Mr Tucker opens with a conversion story. He says that he used to know that crazy wasn't right. The blind sheep who have yet to see the truth about Dr. Fauci feel like Mr. Tucker is more enlightened than he was in the past. Pseudo-profound bullshitters feel compelled to share their self-regard with as many strangers as possible because they believe they have figured out something secret and important that nobody else knows. The people who care about their reputation are Mr. Tucker.
If you watch out for it, you can spot it. The formula is easy to understand. It is a simple matter of stringing together a bunch of scary words. Pfizer needs vaccine mandates because of Fauci lock downs. I came up with that right away.
Mr. Tucker's kind of pseudo-profound bullshit is not benign babble. People think they know more about the virus than the doctors and scientists who have been fighting it for two years. Many people died because they didn't get vaccine Dr. Fauci and his family need security because of death threats and healthcare workers want to leave. The irony of competent professionals quitting is the same as it was when Mr. Tucker quit because of his calls for violence. Mr. Tucker doesn't have to worry about the consequences of his words. He doesn't have any skin in this game.
It is hard for many people to imagine that an event of this magnitude could have started in a market that is not well known. The opening has been created by the uncertainty. It's comforting to think that an actor is responsible for global maladies. Someone can be blamed if someone is in charge. The truth can be frightening if we reject it.