Have you heard of the so-called "Mandela Effect?" It's a trending meme on teh Interwebz and it's making many folks apparently question reality and their grasp of sanity.
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.
So I consulted with Googliath and followed the
The Berenstain/Berenstein BearsThe consensus has been manufactured and T.H.E.Y. have spoken. So let it be
No single example of the Mandela Effect has generated more online buzz than that of the children's book series and animated TV show The Berenstain Bears. Quite a few people who grew up with the series, it turns out, remember the title being The Berenstein Bears, with the name ending in "ein" instead of "ain" (with some even going to go so far as to maintain that the fictional bears' surname was changed along the way to make it "less Jewish"):
A page on Broome's web site cites a number of testimonials:
I too clearly remember it as ‘Berenstein’ even though I never read the books. Why would anyone change that? Seems irrelevant.Does anyone remember the Berenstein Bears? I do. Although somewhere along the line the name has changed to the Berenstain Bears. No record of “stein” which is definitely how it was when i was younger. No question about it.I would like to say that I VERY CLEARLY remember “Berenstain Bears” being Berenstein Bears. I very specifically remember it being pronounced “STEIN” on the show.Didn't it used to be the Berenstein Bears? Now, suddenly it's the Berenstain bears? Is this some sort of anti-semitic cover-up? Or have those of us who grew up in the 1980's been misinformed, misread, and mispronounced?Clearly, something of interest is going on here, but what? How to explain the fact that many different people can share the same false memory? This, unfortunately, is where much of the Internet discussion on the topic veers into woo-woo territory.
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!
If you think there's something fishy going on here, and you distinctly remember otherwise, why you're just singing Looney Tunes...or is that Looney Toons?
Never mind the fact that in almost every case of research you do into "The Mandela Effect" involves fungible consumer products, sheeple feed, movies and Tell-a-vision shows....all of which are owned, copyrighted, marketed, distributed and/or printed, published or broadcast by entities that are interconnected into the Worldwide corporate control grid.
And all those folks involved in keeping the current system going...T.H.E.Y. couldn't possibly have a good motive for attempting to manipulate our minds like this, right?
Or is it some renegade transmissions from a parallel universe or glitches in our matrix computer simulation reality that's plaguing us with all this FakeNews our betters are working so hard to