“Do your own research” or better yet “educate yourself”.

If you hang around in the undepths of the internet; you know, where the gullible people roam; you sooner or later encounter these words.

Chemtrail fetishists, Vaccination fearers, Climate-change deniers, Hollow Earth Hoggers, 9/11 inside jobbers, moonlanding rejecters, and so on.
All say the same thing: “Educate yourself.”

Alright?

I’m not going to combat any of the aforementioned idiot groups, this is not the place, nor do I have the time or the energy (at the moment).
All I’m doing is focusing on their common battlecry.

What is this “educate yourself” phrase telling us?
1. The one shouting this is too dumb/short on arguments/lazy/witless/allofthese to lay out a few arguments to convince the other side of his standpoint.
2. It is assumed that the own standpoint is the only one that might be perceived as true. Anything else is wrong, and has to be recognised as such.
3. Be so afraid of alternatives, so better believe me! The true info is somewhere out there, you could look it up, but better believe me!!!!11onetyone

The battlecry is usually paired with a “wake up” or an accusation of the other side being a sheep, or bought. Which only furthers the “dangerousness” of the topic that should be learned auto didactic.
A question that might arise here is “Why do they fear monger?”
The answer is simple, and bafflingly so: Group building.

There are, basically, three ways to build/form a group:
A.) “Us people, for …” the hardest of the three. You want something, you need to rally support and work towards a goal with others who want the same thing.
B.) “Us people, against …” medium difficulty. There is something you don’t want, you find people who don’t like it either, you rally their support and work against stuff.
C.) “They against us.” easiest of the bunch. No explanation needed, no work involved, no rallying of support. You just say that there is a conspiracy out there and your group starts to form.

Humans are herd animals, and thus tend to congregate into groups, and that’s why we like to form them. In what ever way we can.
If you have no goals, no interests what so ever – you’re still left with your fears. And if you’re also a numbskull, you just flail your arms in panic, and if anyone asks, say: “Wake up, you docile sheep! The Aliens have replaced the politicians with remotecontrolled lizard people in the NewWorldOrder who plant GMOs to mindrape us, while they spray Morgellons, smart dust and mind numbing chemicals on us from commercial airplanes in Chemtrails, and lie to us about the climate, while trying to poison us with vaccines. Hitler had the foresight to flee to the hollow earth and form an Ark there…EDUCATE YOURSELF, if you don’t believe me!!!11one”

Take care, and don’t trust everything you read on the net.
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