I’m going to say something out loud I don’t say very often. . . I was a cryptol


I’m going to say something out loud I don’t say very often. . .

I was a cryptologist (CTR/CTI) in the Navy, which is part of the Navy intelligence department. And my job, to put it in very basic terms, was to code and decode cyphers, puzzles, patterns, and the like.

And I’m really fucking good at it.

And because I’m really fucking good at that, I’m also really fucking good at research. Because ultimately, that’s what research is: coding and decoding.

When I say I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, this is why. I’m not just being ‘closed-minded’ or whatever.

Like I said the other day, every lie is based on truth.

You have to dig – DEEP – sometimes to find the truth. You have to peel away all the outer layers and get to the core so you can tell what’s real and what’s not.

You can’t take things at face value. Not now. Especially not now.

If you go down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, please not only use your common sense and your intuition but also please use your intelligence to see beyond the surface of what you’re being shown.

Each of them *do* have some truth. Sometimes, only a little shred of truth. But that’s why they’re often believable – they have just enough truth to look real.

Like I said on a friend’s post earlier, follow your heart but take your brain with you.

I urge you to peel back the layers of everything so you can see what’s true. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Don’t be afraid to challenge your assumptions. Your thoughts. Your intentions.

Look deeper. Always look deeper.

And that’s the last I’m going to say on this subject.




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15 thoughts on “I’m going to say something out loud I don’t say very often. . . I was a cryptol”

  1. Kate Temple-West

    Thank you. I am contemplating this. Not conspiracy theories, but how to truly keep my mind open and not simply reflecting back my own reality.

  2. Thank you dear Annie S. Anderson now I know how you get yo the bottom of things so quickly ~
    Thank you for your sage advice , much appreciated

  3. Karolyn Tredeau

    I always have a hard time coming to a definite conclusion about issues because I do listen to both sides and find merit in both, and I am very open-minded.

  4. I’m an anthropologist and historian so I completely get where you’re coming from. Research is my jam and like you, I’m good at it also. So glad someone else thinks like me!

  5. OMG thank you ❤️. At last some sanity. We each need to keep our heads, do our own research, find the most trusted sources and stop taking anything being said as truth. It’s also so important to understand our own biases so we know where we might get tripped up. Thank you for your wisdom on this 😃.

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