Narrative & Taboo IV

We have the good fortune – in the entirely academic sense, as people interested in thinking, and the relationship between the mind & society – to be watching a social narrative die in front of our eyes. Falling under a thousand blows, all of them administered, not by the targets of the narrative’s scorn, but by people who are privileged by this narrative for the narrators’ own interests, despite their bearing it the most enormous animosity.

The most recent blow to fall occurred in the US city of Philadelphia.

As Sailer says, at the link:

It’s important to turn down the heat on the rhetoric. Events are subverting the Establishment worldview in real time, so be cool with the rhetoric.

I think he’s correct. In light of the overwhelming evidence, the Establishment’s / Cathedral’s insistence on digging in, doubling-down and repeating its strategic assumptions, rather than adapting its message to reality, is actually increasing its irrelevance and hastening its demise.

In the circumstances, the best hope is that the narrative is overthrown with something sensible (i.e., closely approaching reality) and that this happens soon, before more damage is inflicted on the host society to which the narrative plays parasite.

What might be an example of the damage? Again, referring to the link, note replies 51 and 55.

Now consider that the cause of this damage – already having severe adverse consequences for young German women – was a mass migration which occurred over the course of only three months, in response to a single pronouncement by a single person.

This is why I take such an interest in clear thinking and good decision-making. The consequences of our thoughts can be profound, for both good and ill.

 

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About Stebbing Heuer

A person interested in exploring human perception, reasoning, judgement and deciding, and in promoting clear, effective thinking and the making of good decisions.
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