Sluffy wrote:I believe that you are finally getting the point that I've been banging on for years, Bonce.
People are easily manipulated and their prejudices and biases easily exploited.
It's relatively easy to check out most things ourselves but people are either to lazy, to dumb or to stupid to do so and rather follow the crowd and rather be spoon fed utter bollocks as long as it fits in with their existing bias and emotional hatred.
I've always been aware of it. I've never seen Manchester Utd score a decent goal, and everything they've ever won has been a fluke.
Now, I know that isn't true, but it comforts me to believe it. As with Anderson, after his Southampton antics, I almost wanted him to be exposed as a fraud, but sometimes, when the jigsaw piece won't fit, banging it in with your fist doesn't help.
Same with politics. I have to fight myself to give someone on the other side any credit. I will, but it's a battle.
It's there in all of us. The trick is to understand what's going on, and guard against it.
Sadly, the social media devotees have let their guards down, and seem to be gathering a vast army of the gullible, ready, and willing, to march to glory.
Anyway, I have to go. I've just bought a bridge in Brooklyn.
And Bob, Southampton is long gone, but my sources were impeccable. Water under the Brooklyn Bridge now.