Visiting training forums could be a highly dangerous activity when you don’t know what you are doing. Every lifting board has a unique concept how things should be done. The beliefs usually revolve around a few basic ideas that for some reason have been accepted as unchangeable rules. This is how training cults are being formed.
Every training forum has its exclusive vibe and bag of broscience and subjects each raw recruit to it. You are always judged according to the forum’s standards. It is very difficult to have meaningful conversation with the cult members once the whole forum has turned into a group of people who blindly accept everything.
Sooner or later, every member starts repeating the same old phrases without the slightest sign of critical thinking. It happens all the time. People just write repeatedly what the popular guys on there have already said. Being skeptical is considered a danger and a trait only a hater or a troll could possess.
I have been banned from virtually every popular training forum multiple times. The main reason for my bans is that I am nothing but a hater and ask questions that are not very polite and easy to answer. I see why people would want to ban me. I would probably ban myself too.
Anyway, the point is to illustrate that those who don’t exercise political correctness could easily be silenced regardless of polite or impolite behavior.
By the way, this happens frequently in many other aspects of life that are way bigger than the training niche. The mainstream media is willing to ban everybody who is seen as a danger to the general trends supported by big money and politics. It’s very easy to do so. Just don’t ever invite experts who are critical. Stick to those who are willing to play the game. That’s why the same people are always on TV for decades. They play the game well and the cycle continues.
Similar attitude is needed for proper maintenance of a well working sect. Once every member starts repeating the same nonsense, you know the magic is working. All traits of individuality are disappearing and power is secured.
This is why people should be very careful where they are taking their information from – brainwashed mediators or the real source. In general, there are three ways to learn something – you either learn from your own actions, somebody else tells you how to do things or you find information through reading or watching videos. As you can see, two out of three can be corrupted to the point of no belief.
This is why I never trust history. How could you possibly know what happened thousands of years ago? The media today, which are considered modern, never report completely accurate information for various reasons, but somehow I am supposed to belief the history books are the real deal. There is zero logic behind such concepts. More than likely, all sources are flawed when it comes to important events Most of what we believe to be true history is complete misinformation and lies.
The fact that a lot of people are saying that the Earth is a globe, does not mean that it’s actually a globe. I am 100% serious. How can you actually be sure? An ordinary person can never access classified information and what we have as sources may be diluted easily. I am not saying that the Earth is flat. I am just saying that with enough misinformation we could be all made to believe the Earth is a triangle or something.
Transmitted deceases are some of the most efficient killers. The speed of virus spreading increases with each infected person. The more sick people there are, the faster the damage.
When more and more people are manipulated into agreeing on a subject, the less likely it is to convince the general population of the area (training forum) that the opposite is true. Sometimes even very obvious and accurate evidence can’t do the trick.