Every fucking time 2

Kirn points out the obvious. Utopian schemes are never new, but their followers always believe they’re founding a glorious new dawn of perfect life and perfected humanity. They always fall into the same trap, losing their money and their time and sometimes their lives, while the founders abscond with the money. Every fucking time.

You can see it most clearly right now in the Bitcoin world, where DAOs and NFTs and dozens of other TOTALLY NONEXISTENT FICTIONAL NONENTITIES are turned into reality in the minds of the followers by ARGUING OVER THE DETAILS.

Most replies get the point, but one of the replies PROVES the point better than I ever could:

Confusing ‘utopianism’ with ‘dogmatism’, I think, does a great disservice to brilliant utopian authors of the past. The idea of utopians being ‘ruthless’ is a tired trope promoted by Popper and other authors who are clearly unfamiliar with the basics of utopian scholarship.

Details, details, details. Name-dropping. Reality is a tired trope.

In fact the “scholars” know exactly what they’re doing, and know exactly how they will profit from their detail-arguing followers.

THEY KNOW IT’S A HOAX BECAUSE THEY MADE THE HOAX.