False memories, false accusations and delusions

First watch this, until the segment about false memory is finished. Scott Adams.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a little famous?  There is a video by Scott – which I can’t find right now – where he talks about his Canadian stalker, who Scott says “every few years … fills the Internet with stories of how I secretly travel to Canada to ransack her apartment and sexually abuse everyone I meet along the way. She also believes everything I write in any forum is actually an intended insult to her personally.” See Dilbert Blog for the whole story. It’s also mentioned here: 7 Creepiest Celebrity Stalker Stories.

Here is Tucker Carlson telling his story about a false accusation of sexual assault:

Finally, here is Bill Whittle explaining what it was like to be accused of being a racist:

I had a stalker once. I never learned her identity, but she was jealous of a relationship I had with a man who, apparently, she believed belonged to her. She sent nasty letters to me at work. She wrote nasty things about me in spray paint on the glass doors of my office. She spray painted the brick walls and glass sliding door of my townhouse. She poured Karo syrup into my gas tank. She called my home late at night and terrorized my family, saying horrible things about me to my mother, who was living with me at the time. This was back in the 1970’s; I didn’t have an answering machine; as I recall, they weren’t widely available at the time. I complained to the phone company and kept a record of calls and nothing was ever done to stop the harassment. I finally moved and changed my telephone number.

Evil and/or mentally sick people can ruin your life. I know. It was a long time ago, but I’ll never forget.

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10 Responses to False memories, false accusations and delusions

  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    Gil Riggins

    He was falsely accused the difference he sued the woman and won to clear his name after he lost everything

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  2. stella says:

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    • hocuspocus13 says:

      Good 🎊🎊🎊

      Ford’s past should become front and center

      Apparently she was not exactly an angel

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    • Lucille says:

      Does it seem as though DC McAllister is also saying there are “toxic” happenings including Kavanaugh or just his accuser and those she says are her witnesses?

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    • lovely says:

      This was talked about when Ford’s name initially was made public. Every Twitter account that I saw it on disappeared. (Maybe 5 but they went down fast, just disappeared).

      Gossip. Maybe. My guess is that there is more truth to it than not. My personal opinion is that Ford is fully aware that she is lying, I disagree with Adams on this point.

      If Ford was bringing forth a false memory she would have more details than names she would project her own details to fill in holes. Seen it.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Adams assessment includes the following: “Once you learn how common it is to have false memories–really, really radical false memories–it changes how you see the world and you realize that people are inventing their histories. They are not remembering it. That’s important to know. People don’t remember their history, they sort of invent it. They concoct it as they go and it changes over time. So the history you remember–the one you construct in your head–actually shifts over time.”

    I’d say that is an exaggeration or perhaps he’s not remembering what he read. LOL! So if I remember an incident–any incident–it’s not a real memory but a concocted one? Or is he saying that no one can have total recall and so perhaps parts of it are concocted just to fill in the flow of the story (even though that’s not what he said)? What about people who have “photographic memories” or those like Marilu Henner who seems to have total recall of every incident which has happened to her, besides information she’s read throughout her life (it’s sort of a curse but something she’s learned to live with)? Granted those may be exceptions to what he’s talking about. But I’d have to read serious studies on memory to be able to refute or confirm his contention which on the surface–to me–seems incorrect.

    Tucker Carlson is so quick on his feet in responding. Very admirable. And what happened to him re false accusation is scary because it could happen to anyone. Honestly, though, the woman he interviewed is the typical SJW feminist who even if she says something a person might agree with, she’s so annoying you want to throw it out with all the other commentary. Besides which she’s uninformed about persecution and treatment of men in history. AND I absolutely despise the whole “woman as supremely and exclusively oppressed” meme.

    Whoops–the President is coming on from West VA.

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    • Lucille says:

      OK, back…

      I’ve read several articles expressing how convincing Ford was. Makes me wonder if we were watching the same hearing. I found her odd, her mannerisms strange beyond just being uncomfortable in front of the cameras. The Bombard vid posted recently re the body language of the accuser seems to be of this opinion, too. She was not convincing.

      I do agree with Adams that the truth is unknowable. The presumption of innocence is imperative in these situations and THAT is what should rule here.

      The one thing no one in media–certainly not on the Dem side…but why not on the Rep side???–is putting forth is the possibility that the accuser is either a confabulator due to alcohol or drug abuse, or a compulsive liar perhaps due to a personality disorder.

      See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confabulation – In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a memory error defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.[1] People who confabulate present incorrect memories ranging from “subtle alterations to bizarre fabrications”,[2] and are generally very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence.[3]

      See: https://addiction.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Pathological_Lying_Symptoms – Understanding the signs of pathological lying will help you identify if someone you know is suffering from this type of lying disorder. Pathological liars are addicted to lying, and this type of regular deception is often associated with another mental illness. Using a list of common signs can help you identify someone with a real lying addiction.
      ————-

      I worked with a compulsive liar who could tell the most convincing stories. It was only until several friends and I compared notes on one astonishing tale did we realize she’d told a different version to each person. We all began to then question whether ANYTHING she ever told us was true, especially her claim to have worked with Bill Clinton in the White House. She could be lots of fun, was intelligent, but who needs a friend you can’t trust? She was eventually fired, for what I’m not sure but perhaps to do with her lying.
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      As for the Bill Whittle vid, since I’ve not watched him for many months, I haven’t a clue about the specifics of what he was talking about, but don’t believe for a second that he is a racist. He’s fairminded and for him to be accused of such a thing shows the racism and hatred of the left in full force. I didn’t finish watching his vid, though, so perhaps he gave more details beyond what I watched.

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