Reading the news today, various claims considered:

– [[Democracies are inherently unstable and susceptible to ruin by aggressive, skilled demagogues]]: [[Signs point to yes]]
– [[There is a latent fascist waiting to emerge in all humans]]: [[Ask again later]]
– [[The menace of Trumpism is darker now than it ever was before]]: [[Ask again later]]
– [[Britain is better off without Bristol’s monument to Colston]]: [[Without a doubt]]

@neil not signing up for hobbesianism in this age.
Still, the aftermath of the combination of proprietary platforms lending immediate, unrestricted reach to fearmongering and the decades of forced scarcity without alternatives is frightening.

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