me of course. but we have proven methods to resolve factual disputes and weigh public policy alternatives. to have public conversations that make the smartest compromises possible. too many of us are just choosing not to for reasons of profit or positive emotional feedback at all levels.
@wjmaggos Do you really believe public conversations are even possible in an age where YouTube takes down Congressional testimony?
This is the quintessential trap the establishment has. The tar pit it struggles against as it drowns. They cannot see past their own motivations. They cannot separate their intention from effect.
@wjmaggos I don't believe that breaking them up will do anything. It is a decentralized system. That's the power of oligarchy. It doesn't matter how much you divide it. You're changing the name on the door, not the philosophy and certainly not the milieu.
Probably true. But actually forcing them to use an open protocol and not just be separate platforms would force change, no?
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