When I searched for “Mandela Effect” on Infogalactic, I got automatically redirected to the page entitled Confabulation.
In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a memory disturbance, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive. Individuals who confabulate present incorrect memories ranging from “subtle alterations to bizarre fabrications”, and are generally very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence.
Given the lack of any content of the Discussion page for the entry, I suspected the content and the auto-redirect of my search terms originates with Wikipedia’s propaganda information control psyops before Infogalactic forked it. So I did the exact same search at Wikipedia and sure enough, on the Talk page, I found the following:
I returned to Wikipedia to post my rejection to Wikipedia rewriting the definition of the term “Mandela Effect” to replace the meaning of the term with a critical explanation for it. I discovered that the page has been removed altogether and that the term now brings one to this article, which doesn’t even mention the term in it at all (yet this page is linked by the term.) – Neurolanis (talk) 10:05, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Having only quickly skimmed over the topic after briefly encountering it while surfing through the fever swamps of my favorite haunts on the lunatic fringes of teh Interwebz, I decided to try and figure out what exactly this is all about.
The consensus has been manufactured and T.H.E.Y. have spoken. So let it be written re-written, so let it be done. If you clearly and distinctly remember the Berenstein Bears as I do, you must certainly be confabulating.
Certainly it can’t be an organized CONSPIRACY THEORY for the Government-Corporation-Foundation-NGO-Banking Cartel Industrial Complex and their useful idiot status whores and establishment cucks to collectively gaslight we the sheeple and make us think we are all losing our minds!
Snopes goes on to reference the more popular misformed disinformation memes that have been propagated to explain it all…the “woo-woo territory” that Snopes references involves ideas like parallel universes and virtual realities. It’s a whole new world of conspiracy theory for us Whackaloon Conspiritards to ‘sperg on!
According to the top Google search results, Wikipedia, Snopes, and the top meme’s found on a Google image search, it has ALWAYS BEEN The Berenstain Bears, and the only scientifically approved explanation for why you and I and so many other people remember it differently is mass mistaken memory!
I can’t speak for anyone else, but this is how I remember the following details:
- Nelson Mandela did NOT die in prison during the 1980s. How would he have ever become President of South Africa if he had?
- Han shot first.
- Stormtroopers are clones of Boba Fett’s father. They’re not cowardly Africans.
- Berenstein Bears. Why would anyone ever pronounce “stain” as “steen”?
- Fruit Loops. I even remember the change as distinctly as if Kellogg’s were to change the name of another cereal to Special G tomorrow.
- The line is “Luke, I am your father.”
- The lion laying down with the lamb rather than the wolf living with the lamb in Isaiah 11:6. That being said, I don’t remember the verse per se, but rather the common phrase which could simply have been erroneous.
Anyhow, this is an example of precisely the sort of thought-policing narrative that is not acceptable at Infogalactic. Even if the correct explanation for the Mandela Effect is confabulation, it is absolutely false to claim that the two distinct concepts are synonymous, as at best, the Mandela Effect is a specific example of confabulation. The Mandela Effect page has been corrected.