The Founding Conspiracy

The president informed us recently that the Founders of the nation had some level of paranoia about “distant authority.” Consequently it was no big surprise that Americans today have similar feelings about Washington, D.C. and specifically about himself.

The problem with that statement wasn’t just it’s implication that the Founders were somehow or another “crazy anti-government gun nuts,” it’s that the statement invokes a process known as “consensual bias” to ignore reality and the actual history of Englishmen and Americans.

So how do we approach it? Should we just scream and yell at the President that he is wrong about them and us? Or is there a way to start deconstructing why people fall for the consensual bias version of their own history?

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on January 11, 2016, in Constitution, History, News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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