You see what you want to see

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Most of it was something that people were projecting onto me and I was a convenient canvas for that, because nobody knew who I was. Right? Because I was a nobody, and so that meant I could be an anybody, and then once people decided what that person was, like having that be corrected … you know … — yes, you see me right now, this is how I am, and I honestly feel that a lot of the negative things that a lot of people have felt about me have been a projection of some kind of nightmarish imagination that they have, they’ve just projected onto me.

Amanda Knox, “This Past Weekend w Theo Von #225” [ 1:18:35 – 1:19:25 ]

Skewed / Biased Information is Insane!

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Shona Harding raises many interesting points about something she refers to as “social media” (but she doesn’t really clarify what is / isn’t social media) — cf.

I gave up the person that was addicted

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… with the awareness that we are apes. [10:51 – 10:54 ; 12:43 – 12:46]

Russell Brand

You have to face people where they are, not where you think they ought to be

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They had three reasons, basically [why the founders wanted to have guns and hold militias]: One was to kill indians (because they were expanding over the west — they were invading what they called vacant lands, indian country — it was one of the main reasons for the Revolution … so you needed to kill the indians, later you would need militias to do it); You had to control the slaves (it was a slave society — almost all of the founders were slave owners, there were slave rebellions all over the Carribean, they were very frightening, so you needed guns); the third was “The British are Coming”

Noam Chomsky, Useful Idiots podcast, 19 March 2020 [1:13:56 – 1:19:30]