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To kill a symbol don’t fight it: trivialize it

The true believer and the blasphemer share the power of the symbol: a reverent or desecrator both act from fervent belief. While irreverence can be an antidote to weaponized piety, what truly kills the sacred is to make it abundantly commonplace, from whence it is trivialized into the secular. Watch commerce parasitically affiliate with the …

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Sticky Stories

Stories have power. The ones told first are sticky and hard to dislodge, despite more rational stories that reveal truth and work to promote harmony. And thus we perpetuate half-truths and shams out of sheer momentum and consensus popularity.