Tungsten Will Melt in Your Mouth!

But, of course – it won’t.

But let’s imagine that it were in someone’s financial – hell, geopolitical! interest – to convince the public that it will. The New York Times editorial might go like this: ‘you may have heard of tungsten, a metal, just like gallium; the latter, a favourite among stage magicians for melting at body temperature…’

Now, it is possible that accounts of luscious, easily-melted tungsten have yet to be printed in your friendly local fishwrapper merely on account of there being no one who wishes to pay for communicating this ‘fact’ to us. But I can’t help but suppose that there are other forces at work here.

Consider, for instance, the equally-factual statements Bitcoin can be counterfeited at will and has no use value’ – or ‘being pwned is an inevitable fact of life’, or…

Somewhere between ‘tungsten melts in your mouth’ and the above ‘facts,’ there lies a kind of boundary. A line which professional liars cross at their peril. If there is an accepted, traditional term for this, I should like to learn it.

This entry was written by Stanislav , posted on Monday June 09 2014 , filed under Bitcoin, Chumpatronics, Hot Air, ModestProposal, Philosophy . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “Tungsten Will Melt in Your Mouth!”

  • peppermint says:

    You’re clearly an intelligent man with the rare capacity for independent thought and it’s a shame that your blog isn’t more widely read.

    The standard thing to say about this question is cui bono, because each lie must have a Jew, but that is not enough. Of democracy, says Carlyle, a meaning it must have or it would not be here. The lies that spread are the ones that people want to believe and each person who believes a lie has his own particular reason.

    So I don’t think there’s a general theory to be found here. With respect to scientific statements that are false and easily demonstrated, like Jews not being a race, or being actually Khazars instead of exactly what they claim to be (how hard is it to notice facial features? it’s literally what our brains were designed for!), it takes a powerful motive to keep people from Noticing Things, because proving things is rewarded in social status which is rewarded by women.

    Is it possible to lie about chemistry and thermodynamics to people? Depleted uranium is a nuclear weapon or poisonous, say our leftist friends. Well, it’s still not ‘tungsten will melt in your mouth’. Enough kids can be convinced to chain themselves to train tracks to prevent nuclear power plants from operating, because power is sexy.

    But you still need to consider the individual motivations of each individual (over the age of 30) who believes a lie.

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