"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Paranoia

Most paranoia is misplaced.

Well, all of it, really, by definition.

There's paranoia cutting every which way these days.

It's my impression that excessive demonization cuts every which way here. We are all human, fallible, vulnerable and defensive about ourselves, and suspicious of others who may not deserve it or only partially deserve it.

Not to say there aren't real bad actors out there. Obviously there are. But there are costs to false positives and false negatives alike.

mt

(No place for this on P3, but I need it on the web somewhere.)

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