Say the black, do the red (reprint)

Batya is missing the point, intentionally or not:


No admission that they got it wrong. No analysis of why. No discussion of how they demonized and silenced people who turned out to be right. Just gaslighting and distraction and a new topic for everyone to dance in lockstep to.

It’s ok to be wrong. Everyone gets stuff wrong. But if you never admit it, never explain how you’re going to do better next time, why would anyone trust you ever again?

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Ordinary people, in work and in life, get things wrong and try to fix it, try to apologize when needed.

THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PSYCHOPATHS.

Right and wrong are utterly irrelevant variables for demons. True and false are not settings on the control dials. Some of the poison may be true at the moment, and some may be false. You can’t automatically assume everything is false, and you can’t automatically assume true. THAT’S NOT THE QUESTION.

When you try to check truth, you’re dealing with nouns. Demons are verbs.

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Quora question:

Do you believe the World Economic Forum?

Correct answer: BELIEVE is irrelevant when we’re dealing with COMMANDS. WEF gives commands, not statements.

Facts and commands have been conflated in recent times, as part of the weaponizing of Science.

Written texts formerly had ways of distinguishing statements and commands. A statement can be provable, or can be the object of faith and belief. A command can’t be proved or disproved or believed or disbelieved. It can only be obeyed or disobeyed.

Roman liturgy, written as a script for the priest, traditionally used red ink** for the commands and black ink for the words to be read aloud. Say the black, do the red.

Bookkeeping used black and red with the same meaning. Black represents money we’ve received, which is a passive fact. Red represents debt, money we need to pay, which is an active command.

Stage plays didn’t use colors, but often used brackets to surround the commands to the stagehands. Change the set here, make sound effects here, drop the curtain here. The actor’s speech is outside of brackets.

HTML follows the stage tradition. Everything between angle brackets is commands to the browser’s stagehand. Lay out a frame with this shape, set font to bold here, play a sound effect here, make a new line here. Everything outside the brackets is text to be spoken by the browser’s actor.

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Key point: Science was NOT meant to be commands. Science was all black ink, all outside the brackets. A research finding is just a passive fact, a saying, which can be checked and proved or disproved. Or the author may say that the question can’t be determined either way.

A proper research paper can be seen as black and red for other researchers. Methods are red. Here’s what you should do if you want to check and replicate. Data and discussion are black. Here’s what we saw, and here’s what we think about it.

A research paper is not supposed to be commands to the public.

Starting in 1946 with the founding of NSF and WHO and CDC, science has been turned into commands. 2020 completed the process. Science is all red, no black.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TREAT ANY SCIENTIFIC TEXT AS BLACK. ALL SCIENTIFIC TEXT IS RED.

Fuhrer Fauci said it straightforwardly.

I am science. Do as you’re told.

We need to understand what has happened. We need to return science to its former role as ENTERTAINMENT.

ENTERTAINMENT IS THE OPPOSITE OF SECRETS.

ENTERTAINMENT IS THE OPPOSITE OF GENOCIDE.

LAUGHTER IS THE OPPOSITE OF DEATH.

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** Language footnote: The history of red ink in liturgy is interesting! It started with carpenters using red ochre to mark “cut here”.

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