The Popularity of Popularity

Popularity has a sneaky way of making things popular…

and is thus quite the ingenious way to transform the inane and insane into the praiseworthy and virtuous.

The process is quite simple: An ambitious charlatan primes the pump of popularity with a self-serving deceit… whether by fiat, coercion, propaganda, training, hypnosis, or expert salesmanship. From there the illusion of truth makes the deceit quite popular… and that popularity grants the deceit the illusion of truth… which makes the deceit quite popular… which grants the deceit the illusion of truth… and so on and so on.

And so the deceit takes on a life of its own… fueling a self-sustaining cycle of lies, layer upon layer, generation after generation… a psychosis so insidious that it is difficult to even recognize it, much less to escape from it.

Bullshit Existentialism Politics Religion

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Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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  1. I think I’ve gotten past this in life. I sure hope so. Maybe never being popular or needing to be has set me free in some ways. What I dislike most about religion is the thin thread of truth woven into the fiber of each. Kind of like me missing the forest because I see only one tree.

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