Art and science of Whataboutery and cockwomble-ness
In this article you will learn the following
-What is Whataboutery
-Who are Cockwomble
-How Whataboutery works
-19 tools Narcissist Whatabout-leaders use to make their opponents/ victims crazy and confused
-10 Examples of Whataboutism - when the other person is guilty and you point it out to them
-20 tips on how to deal Whataboutery and Whatabouters
Use of Whataboutery is on all time high in today's time - it is because of The number of extremely insecure people who are in the highly powerful positions has also become all time high - globally.
Because of their deep-rooted emotional-insecurities as well as the resulting psychological disorders - Whatabouters use various tricks to - not only create impressions of being powerful but also to control gullible masses.
Many of the people who practice Whataboutery also happen to be a Cockwomble.
Cockwomble is a person who is typically a male - who has reached position of power and who makes outrageously stupid and irrational statements and indulges in inappropriate behavior and who has a very high opinion of his own wisdom and importance.
How many of you will accept any of the following four incidents and similar ones
Above are the examples of say harmless for of Whataboutery.
In this article we will be exploring the toxic practice of Whataboutery and its impact.
You will be surprised about times you have actually accepted the Whataboutery of politicians and leaders and even applaud them for making such effective retort or comeback to counter their opponent's factual and logical and truthful claims.
All the tricks and techniques of Whatabouters - are driven from inherent cunningness, scamming and conning mindset and intent.
The techniques and tools that they have mastered are subtle and initially most people can fall in their trap - later only those people remains with them, who have their own axe to grind.
Because one person alone cannot control the world - he enrolls a large army of supporters for his objectives - One of the major manipulating technique that they use is Whataboutery.
Invariably you will find that the master practitioners of Whataboutery and Cockwombleness are - corrupt tyrannical politicians, power-hungry bureaucrats of all levels [includes judiciary as well as administrative cadres], unethical businessmen, unscrupulous media, celebrity religious characters and big criminals.
Almost all these people have excellent communication skills fine-tuned to establish their lies as truth.
They create an impression of their opponents being morons - through various ways to put-down, humiliate and insult - using media and all institutions that they control - to troll.
Whataboutery is used to suppress the truth and confuse others.
The large mass of people who support these highly toxic people in positions of power - are mostly unemployed, ill-educated, uneducated - brainwashed youths and even highly qualified well to do people who have secured their own interests fully well and now are indulging in their vile pursuits to satisfy their evil nature.
Whataboutery is used by hypocrites and who also use psychological projection as their defense mechanism -Their awareness is such that they are blind to the fact that they do just what they are complaining about- by making an accusation of hypocrisy of corruption, cheating, inciting violence etc. Of which they themselves are guilty.
They actually feel proud while using continuous multiple blame games and finger pointing.
Whataboutery is bit hard to recognize, because they look deceptively valid - and is used as an argumentative tactic where a person or group responds to an accusation or difficult question by deflection. Instead of addressing the point made, they counter it with "but what about x
The practitioner of Whataboutery attacks others - whenever they feel threatened by bringing out something from the distant past or an altogether irrelevant issue - it is used to ignore their major blunders and yap about something that is not of any significance.
They deliberately choose an out-of-scope, hostile counter-argument.
In many instances Whataboutery may feel very eye-catching and influential - but it is only side-line the real issues - ultimately nothing changes
Whataboutism is the most popular tactic for RW-politicians.
They view everything as battles to be won and their goal is to suppress their opponent by always being on offensive to puts their opponent on the back foot.
They are not interested in finding solutions or having a healthy open discussions or solutions.
They will never say sorry or accept their mistakes - unless to gain something great - that too in a manner that shows their total disregard to the serious issues - resembling crocodile tears.
Whataboutery is a way of responding to any subject which rattles them making a counter-accusation to gain control and to make themselves feel better.
Whataboutism is having double standard [unfair application of different sets of rules for different situations] countering accusations with accusations.
Whataboutery allows people to make incredibly self-contradictory arguments which they are never going to actually address it.
Whataboutery is thus extremely useful for propagandists who don't give a damn about logical consistency but are only focused about appealing to their loyal followers.
These propagandists can - use the same incident to project two opposite claims - like - they may show people happy through photos in media of smiling people to claim that people are happy to be liberated - and when needed they may show photos of children killed in bomb blasts to project as an attack on humanity.
They always show the evidence that fits their narrative and never show the truth - although they get entangled on many contradictory lies of their own making - but surprisingly their followers are always happy - as a result the propagandist does not need to defend their point any further.
In politics - when a party don't do what they promised - they would almost always point what was wrong in earlier and during the opposite party's rule.
All of us need to learn to avoid the dangers of Whataboutism for better relationships, better mental health, growth and sanity.
Whataboutery is a highly negative and self-defeating, self-sabotaging and self-harming habit - because its rewards are so intoxicatingly high - you may find it very difficult to break.
In long term it can stunt your happiness, growth, success, relationship, health, financial independence etc.
19 tools Narcissist Whatabout-leaders use to make their opponents/ victims crazy and confused
10 Examples of Whataboutism - when the other person is guilty and you point it out to them
20 tips on how to deal Whataboutery and Whatabouters