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The video above, originally shown as part of Charlie Brooker’s ‘2014 Wipe’ show a couple of days ago, seems very important – especially to the social media.

It’s about strategies adopted by political leaders, here and abroad, to keep the population confused, uncertain what to believe, or what to do – and therefore powerless.

At a time when Yr Obdt Srvt can debunk a false claim one day and then have the very same false claim made the next – along with a denial of this blog’s findings – it seems this warning has arrived not one moment too soon.

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There has been a lot of talk lately about cognitive dissonance, in which people cannot accept new evidence that undermines a dearly-held belief.

Perhaps it’s time some of us with very strongly-held beliefs (I’m looking at supporters of the SNP and UKIP in particular here) stopped to examine the evidence for our beliefs a little more closely. Did it come from a reputable source – one that isn’t aligned with your political organisation? Has it been superceded by new information? And what does it mean?

Are you contributing to this “destabilised perception”, intended to “manage and control” you?

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