Are happenings today plans being carried out by unseen agents?

Does truth need evidence? Or is it enough to feel claims are true even when reasons why cannot be explained? The gut acts like a second brain and helps guide decisions; but for some, their gut swings unreasonably between fear and disgust.

How do we know if things we perceive truly reflect reality? Artificial intelligence can make a still photo of somebody say anything by generating a fake full-motion video. Biometric identities are just data that can be faked.

Are infinite-reality multiverses different for each person? Modern challenges to shared objectivity allow relative truths to take on strange, gerrymandered shapes, reflecting the influence of political power.

When democracy pivots toward toxic, extreme speech, the internet spreads harmful disinformation. Fakery bought with bags of money can spin conspiracy hoaxes through today’s social media, but this does not bring us to a good place. However, the same social media can also allow looking for honest, positive human connections. Depends, everyone’s mileage varies in life.

At a time when demographics are more senior and lack of a replacement birth rate threatens the nation’s future workforce, parents struggle with anti-natalist economic policies and unaccommodating leave benefits of otherwise generous U.S. employers. Very, very few countries lack pro-family parental-leave mandates.

Kids today aren’t born wary, skeptical, and wise to pretended, predatory truths.

In a group, not following or accepting that group’s truths is an effective excommunication. Lazy truths gain traction and credibility through repetition and superficial simplification. Some truths are far more than “this caused that, end of story.”

Furthering the common good, promoting working at learning what is real, and thinking for one’s self are the last things those proclaiming a race replacement or other conspiracy want to hear about.

Lars White

Duluth