I have a metric for how well we’re doing against the Regime: how long it takes people to see through a narrative blitz and pull discussion back to reality. This aligns with my idea that we’re entering into a Second Enlightenment, and dire as things are, I see reasons for hope. In particular, while it took mainstream people years to start to see through the Trump Derangement Syndrome narrative, Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter took only months. Now, with the conflict in Ukraine, we’re seeing serious skepticism arrive in roughly a week. This means that a full-on narrative offensive from the Regime is less effective today than it was at any point in the past, and the time it takes to see through the narrative push and wrench it back to reality is decreasing. I read this as a profoundly positive sign. Join me in this episode of James Lindsay OnlySubs, my subscribers-only podcast, to explore this idea and dork out with me on it through a JRR Tolkien metaphor.
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