This response is full of great ideas, especially useful in these days when “alternate facts” have become accepted at the highest levels of government.
I strongly disagree. Ignoring them allowed them to fester and grow in communities online. Our survival depends on figuring out how to reach these people.
This is the completely buried lede in this entire thing. That reddit is very specifically a self-selected group interested in listening. That describes virtually no conspiracy theorists.
I know there are many fellow skeptical movement participants here on BB, and we talk about this stuff a lot because it’s basically our mission statement- h…
Please, please, please click through the link on this post.
This is horrifyingly true and cannot be repeated too often.
I said the other day that if Portland was in Hong Kong, more people would be on the side of the people- not the government.
For perfectly topical response
Tom Cotton is an unnecessary evil
Another gem from Humbabella
Our brains try to suss out whether bad situations happened by accident/error or through malice. That’s an important thing for us to do. There are people who will take advantage of us and hurt us and it’s important to detect those people.
We want to successfully detect malice in other people. We want to make as few mistakes in that regard as possible. If I am a very privileged person (say a white male who has enough money in the bank to float some minor catastrophes, but obviously there are lots…
That is a remarkably well researched presentation. The fact that I hear it in Bob the Tomato’s voice only adds to the impact. Also, where we are now is where white people have worked to put us. If white people will not work to fix it, we deserve the condemnation that will come down on us.
Edit for dumb typos.