When I hear the phrase “we all know” I immediately perk up to whatever propoganda is coming next. I’m rarely dissappointed. My greatest example of assumptive knowledge is NPR. When I hear “we all know” it’s typically followed immediately by something related to climate change or global warming. I’ve also heard it from firearms instructors. It’s a phrase that irritates me and tells me a lot about the person, if used repeatedly.
The phrase lends itself to an elitist mindset that, typically shuts down those who are just starting in the subject, or didn’t actually know. If someone were to say “We all know gravity works” I would agree with that statement. But the phrase is used in that same way with, most of the time, utter bullcrap after it. When someone says “We all know gun control works, look at country X…” By extending this throw away phrase, we can see what’s really going on. We’re being let into the elite inner circle of knowledge on this person and their friends know.
In reality what we find is: no, we all don’t know, and whatever information you seem to think is vital to the salvation of the planet probably isn’t and never was. Why the synisism? It gets old listening to people talk down to others. The examples run rampant. I listened to it in High School, College, and now at my work. I grant that there are truly stupid people out there. But if you treat us all that way you’re going to do nothing but turn off the smart people. Most truly intelligent people I have met do their utmost to help people understand and lift them up. Instead attempting to shame them into agreement, because “we all know.”
This is an example of social engineering. Social engineering is a Progressive name for brain washing. It’s exceptionally effective. It’s part of the social and societal sickness that infects our once great Republic. We’re no longer a Nation or a County, those imply unity and togetherness, a oneness of purpose. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but we’re pretty divided. Not “as divided as we’ve ever been” when that happened we had our first Civil War over States Rights. No, despite what your texts books may have said, it wasn’t slavery and the Republicans weren’t the ones who wanted to impose it across the land. Lincoln was also a tyrannical ass. Look at how much power he collected into the Executive Office. At this point, if you don’t know me personally you probably think I’m some kind of Dixie whistling underground Confederate. Not so much. I just call it how I see it. This is another indicator of the Progressives history being rewritten, I would say that most people believe it was Republicans who fought for slavery and Democrats who fought against it, and that slavery was why the Civil war was fought, not the fact that the Southern States owned the wealthiest portions of the Union and the war was actually about wealth redistribution under Lincoln. Do your own research and see what you find. Progressive history is rife with such errors. Happy hunting.