I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the MH370 video on here lately and I’ve been mmmmostly centre on the debate.

Only in the last 24 hours have I seen fair, grounded and reasoned criticism of the video in a way that made me think ok this could conceivably be a very good fake. I’m still not 100% on it but I’ve definitely had my view changed somewhat.

Up until then, all I saw was people either 1. deriding the topic because they think it’s stupid, or 2. making criticisms that ultimately weren’t definitive and then salty when the community didn’t accept their perspective and end the conversation outright. A good example of the latter is people who said things like “I’m an expert in [field] and I think this is fake” without actually taking the time to explain why, so it amounts to them saying “just trust me bro it’s fake”.

Most of the scepticism boiled down to somebody who couldn’t tell the difference between how they felt about it and the data being presented, and because of that the “true” angle has been able to form a much more solid argument.

And this is a recurring issue with “debunkers” because they so frequently are not interested in the truth; they just want to be right and they want to take the path of least resistance to get there. So they resort to either debunking it based on misunderstandings (NROL-33 vs NROL-22) or by saying something as simple as swamp gas (which is eternally ironic because it came from J Allen Hynek).

And then in their head they’re like “gottem” while ultimately contributing nothing of value.

A lot of the time it boils down to them assuming nobody on this sub is capable of having a balanced discussion of the topic so they just jump in with derision and ridicule, and then somebody actually takes the time to get eye level with us and provide a detailed, well presented perspective on why they think it’s fake and I feel like I can actually breathe and say okay thank you so much for contributing.

And I wish I could look all the jackass “debunkers” in the eye and tell them that if you choose not to participate in a good faith discussion on the topic because you made assumptions about the people having it, then you have no reason to complain when the topic goes in a direction you don’t like.

It’s like the tortoise and the hare.

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