And the bouncers make a growing list of Ideas non grata, facts that have already been disproven one way or another.
Over time, your bouncers figure out which ideas you'll let pass, which you'll stop and go, "wait, the fuck?" and which ideas you'll tell to fuck off and go away.
That said, not all security teams are alike. Depending on how the owner (Your consciousness) chooses to use them. Some get into the habit of letting the "regulars" in even if they're vetted on other ideas instead of their own merits. If you value time over discretion, your bouncers may be trained to turn away an entire group without asking even if there's only one Idea non grata in the pack. Even the best may be susceptible to bribery (letting in bad habits, which cause just enough trouble to not be kicked out, or get kicked out and let back in later).
Furthermore, I took a look at how difficult it is to get an unproven idea past the bouncers if they're rolling with ideas non grata. Most likely scenario is the entire pack gets told to fuck off.
But if the bouncers are trained to vet, and have the time (this is important! Vetting, fact-checking, and confirming takes time. Is the eventual idea even worth this time and effort? Maaaaaybe.), then they can pick apart the Ideas Non Grata and let in just the unproven and debatable.
But that idea is always going to have to go through that vetting whenever it goes rolling with the Ideas Non Grata.
All THAT said, today I want to look at the other side of it:
Getting your ideas past someone else's bouncers.
A big key to this is realizing that your ideas almost always run in packs.
The bouncers start feeling froggy when the wrong ideas do the talking.
The ideas that are already vetted in your club may or may not in someone else's club, depending on who you're talking to. If you're in the company of like-minded individuals, then some ideas may well freely pass in and out of your various clubs unopposed.
But if you're speaking to someone not of a like mind, then those ideas are going to different clubs, and need to be vetted, assuming they're not already declared Ideas non grata.
If you're going to get an idea into someone else's club, they need to be accompanied by an idea that can help vet them (that is, do the talking.)
Yesterday I used the example of how a BLM meme got stopped by my own bouncers, and the fates of the various ideas.
Today I wanna go the opposite direction.
I am a product of gun culture. I'm a sixth-generation shooter and a third-generation pistol carrier (and that's just what I know off the top of my head without bugging my mom for genealogical trivia). I started getting ammo in my Christmas stocking starting at age ten. Shooting a gun was as commonplace as making a pot of tea and changing a tire: you learned the mechanics, learned the hazards, and did it as needed or circumstances allowed. Over the years, I made it my profession, and kept a lot of the hows and whys on hand.
Over the last two years, I've had the occasional request for real-life (as opposed to theatrical or cinematic) firearms training.
Not a one of those requests has come from a hetero white guy.
So let's take one of the people I'm talking to. They're interested, but there's an idea they've had vetted for a long time that I kicked out long ago.
That idea is Police in the US can shoot unarmed black men with impunity. (PITUSCSUBMWI, for short)
Before you go off on a tangent, remember, whether said fact is correct or not DOES NOT MATTER.
Can I refute this fact?
Hell fuck yes I can. I can poke so many holes in that idea, by the time I'm done it would look like a fishnet body stocking.
But, again, does not matter.
Because remember, PITUSCSUBMWI already has VIP access to the other person's club. They're a regular. And every time a police shooting comes on the news, PITUSCSUBMWI buys a round of shots of Fear. Maybe chasing it with some Resentment. With another round mixed with Helpelessness sometimes.
And none of the facts I'd use to refute it would make it in the door. They'd get into a screaming match with PITUSCSUBMWI and get kicked out. Every last damn one of them. Assuming they even make it past the bouncers, which is unlikely, given how popular PITUSCSUBMWI is in a lot of places.
No, the only way those ideas are getting in the other person's club is if they roll with a thought of mine like That has to fucking suck, and be fucking heartbreaking. (THTFSABFH, for short).
If THTFSABFH does the talking, then maybe he can say, "I'll try and make sure my boys only speak when spoken to. Buy you a round of Sympathy?"
Maybe it works, maybe it don't. But at the moment, that's the only way those facts are getting into the other person's club.