Why Is Critical Thinking Essential?
There are a lot of different numbers being tossed around, but what do they really mean? Beneath the heart-stopping headlines and shocking statistics, there is usually sound data that provides the less alarming context.
News outlets use scare tactics to hook the human psyche. Indeed, this entire COVID “crisis” has been driven by very sophisticated propaganda, intentionally devious interpretations of data, and an embarrassing lack of critical thinking.
Scary headlines feed your fear. Naturally, living in a fearful state causes the mind to filter information in a way that confirms the need to be scared, so that you can stay alive. It’s a predictable part of being human.
This hardwired instinct is meant to keep you alive. Unfortunately, it also short-circuits critical thinking.
Why? Because if you’re running from a tiger, you don’t have time to stop and analyze every rustle in bushes behind you. Instead, you bolt toward whatever feels safest in that moment.
And so it is with COVID:
We see a shocking headline (the rustle in the bushes), and rather than analyze what is really being said, we bolt toward perceived safety–> the minds confirms prior conclusions about the pandemic (there IS a tiger chasing me!), and seeks comfort in proscribed solutions (the government/masks/vaccines will protect me).
Below you will find examples of critical analysis that demonstrate how to dig deeper into the data and find the truth of the situation for yourself.
What's Happening In the U.S.?
What's Happening In The World?
So What's REALLY Going On?
With a little critical thinking and elementary math, the narrative unravels pretty fast. That is why it is critical to shed assumptions, do the homework, and figure things out for yourself.
If you have recently figured out that the public is being fleeced, welcome to the club.