Gell – Mann Amnesia effect

It has been two weeks and the outcome of the Presidential election is till undecided. There is no President elect and won’t be until the results are certified. Contrary to MSM belief, their opinion is not fact. So much for the idea that computer based voting was going to increase efficiency.

I started thinking why would any rational being believe that computers were the solution. According to liberals and democrats computers are incorruptible. The IMDb lists eighty-seven movies devoted to computer hacking. Some of these movies predate the World Wide Web. Who can forget “War Games?” A kid, not old enough to shave, brings the world to the brink of war, using a dial up modem.

I checked Wikipedia, the lazy man’s reference. According to that source, the first instance of hacking was documented in 1903. Hackers substituted their own Morse code message. This happed during the demonstration of new wireless technology (radio). The fall of the Axis powers during WWII was insured, in part, by the ability of the Allies to break German Enigma messages and the Japanese Purple Code. Technology marches on.

Next I ran a query through Yahoo. “Computer Hacker stories” revealed 183 million hits. It seems to me where there is smoke there is fire.

Michelle Malkin reports that Dominion Voting Systems’ Vice President of U.S. Engineering Eric Coomer allegedly spoke with Antifa members on conference calls and reportedly assured the other participants by saying:

“Don’t worry about the election, Trump’s not gonna win. I made f**king sure of that!

Eric Coomer Vice President of U.S. Engineering, Dominion Voting Systems

Coincidently one Michigan County using Dominion Voting Systems software discovered a 6000 vote glitch.
A glitch in software used to tabulate ballots in Antrim County, Michigan caused at least 6,000 Republican votes to be counted as Democrat, according to Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox.

Liberals, MSM and democrats assure us that there are no problems with computer voting. Why? “Because they said so, trust us.”

Here is the way the justice system works. Allegations are made. Counterclaims and denials result. What the MSM and politicians have to say isn’t worth the time it takes to listen to them. The trier of fact is found within the judicial system or within the context of the political rules set up to settle such disputes. The MSM is not an arbiter of facts. Remember the first priority of the MSM is to sell tampons and toilet paper. “Wait until the investigation is complete,” does not sell advertising.

How did we reach this impasse? I am not saying that those eighty-seven movies or 183 million search hits hold the answer as to whether or not liberals stole the Presidential election. However, the movies and articles can be seen as an indication that computer hacking is at least plausible. Outright dismissal of the allegations has no more credibility than bland assurances.

I would venture to say that on any given week one can find an article about identity thieves stealing grandma’s social security check. What is it worth to steal an entire country?

Part of the answer may be rooted in the observation made by Michael Crichton. He has been dead for years but his observation lives on.

The Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

— Michael Crichton[1],are%20within%20the%20expert%27s%20field%20of%20expertise%20are

Politicians and their enablers the MSM lie, cheat and steal. It’s their job. Why take anything they say at face value?