While the phenomena certainly exists, the term for it is empirically false. By this point we are all familiar with the concept of virtue signaling. You are trying to discuss some topic and instead of engaging in authentic rhetoric your sparring partner starts moral grandstanding in ways which serve only to identify themselves as morally … Continue reading It Shouldn’t Be Called Virtue Signaling
How media and the internet have made it advantageous to make false or exaggerated claims and profitize, prioritize and psychologically reward victimhood. In the beginning I was a huge fan of the #metoo movement. Sexual assault and degrading misogyny are disgusting, vestigial artifacts of a brutal trek through evolution - and there is no longer … Continue reading The Attention Economy Incentivizes Destroying Lives With Lies
"Died in birth. That is how I prefer to think of it. Human beings had sacrificed every last ounce of their intellect to bring new life into the world, and were so exhausted by their efforts that their own survival became impossible. That is how I choose to think of their civilization's downfall, no matter … Continue reading Death By 1,000 Wuts
Facebook's growth has made it a superpower in the information economy, yet its censorship policies are the doublespeak nonsense of dictators.
The Facebook founder and CEO has publicly declared his misgivings for selling out humanity to a few specific kinds of its most powerful and wealthy abusers.