2 months ago

Quoted @mattyglesias

The way I would put it is that an odd feature of the online public sphere is that discourse trends so heavily in the direction of pointless extremism that very banal, widely held, correct opinions can begin to play like contrarianism.

Endorse. Pointless extremism. Disregard for the ground limitations & pragmatic considerations. Extreme focus on linguists, aesthetics, and not solutions.