Epictetus and his handy handbook reminds us all to Stick to our own knitting and do the right thing, eventually, every one cotton’s on ( and it only takes 5% of us ( see Erica Chenoweth’s Work),
the tipping point in an exponential is chaotic and not forecastable, we will know only in the rearview mirror that it has happened.
Where are we on the Curve? I suspect a good way along the steeper part with the Bureaucracy of the Elites very very worried. Hence the various crackdowns and censorship initiatives
Bullshit involves language, statistical figures, data graphics, and other forms of presentation intended to persuade by impressing and overwhelming a reader or listener, with a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence.
Calling bullshit is a performative utterance, a speech act in which one publicly repudiates something objectionable. The scope of targets is broader than bullshit alone. You can call bullshit on bullshit, but you can also call bullshit on lies, treachery, trickery, or injustice.
Nicola Sturgeon has urged people to get used to a “new normal” as she said that Scotland may allow small gatherings of up to ten people at a time.
The first minister warned that coronavirus restrictions were expected to last until 2021 and some may stretch on for years. She said: “A return to normal as we knew it is not on the cards in the near future.”
Coming August 4th, 2020: Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West. Pre-order now.
Forget the top one-percenters, it’s the top 9.9 percenters who are holding everyone else down.
PBS NEWS HOUR, JUNE 2018
Growing class division is destabilizing our society, argues author and philosopher Matthew Stewart in a provocative Atlantic magazine cover story.
THE ATLANTIC, JUNE 2018
The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.