One Idiot With A Megaphone

An old one from The Last Psychiatrist

You can imagine the social implications of a highly energized crowd, or electorate, or laity, or polity, or tax base, all converging on a “truth” of which they are supremely confident by virtue of the fact that others believe the same (which is the result of similar convergence on their part.)  This is probably supercharged when you have a charismatic figurehead leading convergence, and by “charismatic figurehead” I mean media; no one person came up with this, everyone just knows it’s true.

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So much for the paper.  Now consider the more general implications.

“Well, I’m going to be an independent thinker and not be affected by the herd and make my own educated guess.”  No, you won’t.

read the whole thing, its not that long

How libertarianism is catching on, same as communism a 100 years ago.

How libertarianism is catching on, same as communism a 100 years ago, or the Enlightenment 600 years ago…

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