A Thought for Today

Vasari shares the following thought for the day, from The Guardian:

Trump’s claims are perfectly suited to people who share what Whitney Phillips, a professor of communications at Syracuse University, calls “deep memetic frames” or “deeply, viscerally held stories about the world that shape what you think to be true and what you think should be done in response”. One such frame is characterized by deep distrust of institutions and “a general sense that there are people who are out to get people who look like us” – such as the so-called “Deep State”

A Couple of Observations

First, I am sure this is largely true.

Second, what are we going to do about it? This is a bit of a head-scratcher.

Sherlock would say it’s a three-pipe problem.