Known far and wide as “the mad King”, his was a reign of instability and terror. The seven Kingdoms are well rid of him and his kind. Oh, he may have appeared to be a capable ruler at first, but that was due in no small part to his councilors led by the Hand of the King, Tywin Lannister. There may have been years of peace and prosperity during Aerys’s reign, but it was Tywin who was really running the country as Aerys spiraled further and further into insanity. [Game of Thrones]
And I mean all of them, every singe face that appears on camera.
No idea what Ed Dutton would think of it, but in my arrogant and generally useless opinion, nothing represents mediocrity more that this. Enjoy. Extra points, if you can make it through the nearly one hour without skipping – I couldn’t.
Governments, PR companies, public intellectuals, and a whole bunch of mainstream ‘missionaries’ feel the need to fight against ‘vaccine hesitancy’, although this hesitancy doesn’t really exist for most common vaccinations, which most of us get in early childhood and refresh every 10 or so years. This ‘hesitancy’ only exists for the rapidly developed COVID vaccines, that haven’t gone through the usual 7-10 year approval process. The ‘hesitant’ are probably overlapping a lot with those who do not take their yearly flu shot, and probably for many of the same reasons.
The latest example for failing to convince people to ‘take the jab’ is Michael Shermers article in Quillette.
I thought this documentary is quite a good representation, what these government measures are doing to regular people. And these are typical (former) middle class people in Asia. If you don’t live here, you’ll have no idea, how lower class people suffer.
A fundamental difference in societal evolution. I picked up this topic from a discussion between Daniel Schmachtenberger and Lex Fridman. There are two intermediate steps. One towards Compersion is compassion, where you genuinely feel the pain and need of your partner or counterpart. The other, towards spitefulness, is jealousy, where you feel that the (temporary) success of the other person is somehow undeserved, or will diminish your own ability to succeed.