The Dawn of Everything

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Gossip Trap

Fascinating big picture history regarding the rise of civilization beyond Dunbar's Number, and it's proposed current reversion via social media taking us back to clans.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt -Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
  • So then what is civilization? It is a superstructure that levels leveling mechanisms, freeing us from the gossip trap.
  • As William Faulkner said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
  • MJ comment -The solution for this morasse is the art of possibility. Yes, we have a past. Yes, we have a choice of where to go in the future. Worries about the future are what keeps us stuck in a bucket of crabs. But people love being down in the bucket. They would also love to climb out. Ultimately It's our choice.

Via Helen Dale

  • Femininization has consequences- [1]
  • In the absence of reality-testing, bullshit wins Davos and the World Economic Forum are, of course, the pinnacle of moral-signalling bullshit -[2]
  • Far right backlash via Helen Dale - by a right guy who is scared how far right it will swing [3]
  • Gossip at scale [4]