Monday, March 17, 2014

the all-enveloping confabulation of social justice warriors

The Unpersuadables: Why Smart People Believe Crazy Theories - The Daily Beast: "“If a person’s set of beliefs all cohere, it means that they are telling themselves a highly successful story. It means that their confabulation is so rich and deep and all-enveloping that almost every living particle of nuance and doubt has been suffocated. Which says to me, their brains are working brilliantly,” Storr writes, “and their confabulated tale is not to be trusted.” "

This seems especially pertinent in light of the identitarian love of narrative and subjectivity.