Today’s attempt was to frame me as a black-pilled cynic, or rather someone who had overdosed on red-pills, which is kind of the same thing isn’t it? Those who follow this blog know how inaccurate such a characterization of me is. I sprinkled links to my recent John Coltrane dandelion post liberally throughout the comments to remind readers that there are real human beings attached to Ms. Farber’s pesky digital hijinks. Not many referrals back to the blog from her Substack “The Truth Barrier.” No, really that’s the name of it. So it seems the majority of her readers are firmly esconced in their echo chambers. I don’t mean to drag this out, but since I lost the better part of a spring day addressing her feeble attempts to undermine me, I’m going to drop a few screenshots for posterity. Thank goodness I got off social media. I don’t know how you all do it. It’s exhausting.
In her post Farber states that she couldn’t bear to read yesterday’s comments, which she describe as “lord of the flies.” You can take a look (actually, I felt so gross that I deleted my account Sunday evening, not sure if that deletes my past comments, too). I comported myself very well – firm, clear, and fair. Plus, for the few people willing to engage I shared some valuable links to my work on game theory and complex systems analysis and how it relates to simulation models run on these digital platforms. What I would love to see is Ms. Farber’s evidence that presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has changed his position, understands that there was no pandemic, and turns his back on the early treatment drugs that were the subject of my clip yesterday. Keep an eye out folks if you see Mr. Camelot on podcasts warning people about Ivermectin and all the other Frontline Doctor drug regimens. I’d love to know about this pivot if it really happened, though I suspect it would be quite a blow for Mr. Kirsch since innovative finance for repurposed drugs is his baby. Do you think that would put a crimp in the flow of campaign dollars?
Is it common for former journalists to misrepresent a person’s work, dog-whistle for their base, and then flee the scene? Is is common for former journalists to double-down on this behavior and go for a round two? Is is common for Substack readers to follow the leader and whisper down the lane about people they don’t know and content they didn’t watch or read? Things are looking pretty bleak out there spiritually, despite the amplification of content advancing organized religion these days. I’m not sure what to say. I’m glad I do this for mostly for myself and the few who resonate with my frame and not for the hivemind. If Ms. Farber’s behavior is an example of what it takes to be a top-tier influencer, I know I’d be terrible at it.
On the second day Celia appeared in the comments section with this statement.
I share a few thoughts and read a chapter from Jeremy Pitts’s “This Pervasive Day.”