Perhaps the thing most commonly misunderstood by pollsters, mainstream journalists and other trotsko-izquierdistas is the difference between short-term noise (green) and their own febrile delusions of political relevance (blue). This animation shows how the same straw-poll data that first revealed the unstoppable electoral momentum of the next President of These United States (red) can instead be used to “cherrypick” short time periods showing apparent plateaux… simply by choosing the right endpoints.
Ever find it paradoxical how six consecutive periods of “stagnation” can somehow add up to a juggernaut of approval the likes of which we haven’t seen in a generation? No, of course you don’t—for the same reason that you weren’t remotely surprised when The Revolution finally took place on November 8, 2016. To wit: you belong to the roughly 51 percent of the electorate that isn’t insane, says cognitive science.
Kidz Korner: The Science Behind the GIF!
The concept of the Escalator Graph, a standard tool in pejorative psychology, was first proposed by Bob Lacatena.
The concept of pretending to know why people view the world differently from you—while religiously refusing to engage with them, empathize with them or ask them—was first proposed by retraction-prone “intellectual” Stephan Lewandowsky (plenty more infographical GIFs where that came from). Lewandowsky’s methods were further vulgarized by his bastard son and epigone (/’epəˌgōn/) John Cook, in defiance of the naysayers who didn’t believe it was possible to dumb them down any more.