Mandela Effect

Hi there, Doris’ Fotomann here!

Few days ago, I’ve watched this video.

Uhm, Volkswagen was always written with an ‘e’ – from Wagen = auto = car. But about the dash on the logo, that used to be always there, as far as I can remember. Yet the Ford logo has curled a bit beyond my memories.

Details such as VW or Ford or Looney Toons matter less if they have been altered or not. In fact, brand editing is not the question here. Brand perception is! With a number of people sustaining that the brands were always the same, while another bunch of people contesting one letter, one dash, one curl, etc. to strangely ‘appear’ out of nowhere because their collective memory tells them otherwise.

Count me in for Looney Toons and the no-curly Ford logo. I know what I know.

They call this the Mandela Effect.

The “Mandela Effect” is what happens when someone has a clear memory of something that never happened in this reality.

Many of us — mostly total strangers — remember several of the exact same events with the exact same details. However, our memories are different from what’s in history books, newspaper archives, and so on.

This isn’t a conspiracy, and we’re not talking about “false memories.”


In haste for an immediate explanation, one runs to blame the CERN experiments. But media hype and billions wasted to Nirvana are not enough to split reality in two, or four, or more.

Another call would blame John Titor and his vintage IBM steal. Though more suitable than the games at CERN, a flesh and bone time-traveler is very unlikely if considered from at least one perspective: time travel being rendered impossible by decent physics.


Okay, decency aside, in order to stay on the edge of science, let us contemplate the sumptuous fields of psychology. Even the overwhelming majority of mainstream believers agree that the Mandela Effect is a collective psychological occurrence.

Two potential candidates contributing to collective memory alterations and – consequently making the case for split realities – are the solipsism and the slip of memory.

Solipsism (Listeni/ˈsɒlᵻpsɪzəm/; from Latin solus, meaning ‘alone’, and ipse, meaning ‘self’)[1] is the philosophical idea that only one’s own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist.


Freud was to become interested in such mistakes from 1897 onwards, developing an interpretation of slips in terms of their unconscious meaning.[3] Subsequently followers of his like Ernest Jones developed the theme of lapsus in connection with writing, typing, and misprints.[4]

According to Freud’s early psychoanalytic theory, a lapsus represents a bungled act that hides an unconscious desire: “the phenomena can be traced back to incompletely suppressed psychical material…pushed away by consciousness”.[5]

Jacques Lacan would thoroughly endorse the Freudian interpretation of unconscious motivation in the slip, arguing that “in the lapsus it is…clear that every unsuccessful act is a successful, not to say ‘well-turned’, discourse”.[6]

Apply the above conditions to academia and you are going to understand what is wrong with the standard model in cosmology. Non-existent answers to questions that may not even be wrong – motivated by irresponsible funding and pursued with a religiosity that can’t belong to science – have only aggravated the drift effect by keeping the course of centuries-old social sclerosis.

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution.”

― G.K. Chesterton

From politics around, this runs through about every aspect of science and medicine, engineering and economy, money and power – back to politics from where the mental drift has originally departed. Truth is the first casualty here. Shadowed by such a towering fabrication that it doesn’t matter anyway.

Where truth is turned down, there physics turns psychedelic.
Where nothing is the norm, anything can go.
Where everything is relative, there nothing can be real.

Take the Book of Job and look for its meta-meaning. Pass beyond the theme of justice [never forgetting the importance of it] so you can detect the Mandela Effect. Address the context, compare the persons and personalities, notice the layered realities as opposed to the levels of execution. Regard this Scripture with the eyes of a programmer, of a computer game coder, of a playwright.

Let’s read how the Book of Job ends (spoiler alert).

God Restores Job’s Fortunes
10. The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold. 11. Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the Lord had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold. 12. The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. 13. He had seven sons and three daughters. 14. He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15. In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers. 16. After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations. 17. And Job died, an old man and full of days.

Summing it up, Job has been hit with some of the worst diseases, his sons and daughters have been killed in terrible accidents, his wealth vanished like dust. The next moment, all these tragedies are wiped out and Job is restored physically, genealogically, economically, socially. Just when he mentally realized what a waste of time is to indulge in all that philosophy. Indulging, his mind had reality split. Because, yes, the mind of man harbors such a power.

The grace of God is courtesy.
― Hillaire Belloc

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