Thought of the Day: Absurdities and Atrocities

Voltaire: “He who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

Me: Yeah, just look at what happened with ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.’

Of course, what you consider an atrocity is largely dependent on what you believe to be an absurdity, so that the statement, upon examination, only means “thinking the wrong thing means you’ll do the wrong thing.”

Which is true, but can’t of itself be made to tell against any specific philosophy apart from pluralism.

Which seems to be what it’s usually cited in favor of.

Meta-Knight Responds

Apparently, a code monkey with delusions of grandeur has decided to rebrand his evil corporation from ‘Facebook’ to ‘Meta’. Because that doesn’t sound presumptuous in the least, nor at all confusing given how common that word has become in our culture.

Not least that I think a certain fan-favorite character – one known for his strong sense of honor, skillful handling of his chosen tools, stoical dignity in the face of adversity, and many other traits likewise unknown to Facebook – will not be pleased by the association.