Humans as a species are close to brain dead. We are just alive enough to keep doing things which validate that we seem to be brain dead. If we keep appearing to be brain dead we eventually will be.
“For all practical purposes a lie is as true as the bias of its believer.”
Three things: the future’s unknown,
you never know what it means till it’s past
nor the speed with which its die is cast
After pulling ourselves up by the straps of our boots
we’re found hanging from a tree in the woods
having fashioned them into a just noose
The depth of value of a thing
is in how much, when it’s gone,
What we want and what we get are often at odds
Today’s tales become histories that often have jogs
Remember, there’s no way to go but up, but not until you’ve exhausted down.
—on the intellectual decline of the United States, 2016