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Neoplatonist1:
Could so many people canceled that the canceled people outnumber the uncanceled people by a large (and politically useful) margin? If everyone gets canceled the situation effectively gets set back to square one, doesn't it?

DM_Curt:
Heh. At that point, the Cancelers can only talk to each other, while everyone else goes about their lives.

3catcircus:
We need to go back to the days of dueling.  Accuse someone of something in the public square and be prepared to defend your accusation with your life.

Stephen Tannhauser:

--- Quote from: 3catcircus on November 17, 2021, 01:39:33 PM ---We need to go back to the days of dueling.  Accuse someone of something in the public square and be prepared to defend your accusation with your life.
--- End quote ---

Emotionally I'm down with you. Practically, duelling's always meant that those too physically tough to personally challenge, or those with enough money to buy sufficiently tough champions, tend to get to say what they like. Much as I love Conan, I've come to realize that on this point Howard was wrong: The entire point of civilization is to make it possible to utter rude truths without getting our skulls split for it.

But you don't need to create a majority of the Cancelled; you only need to create a majority of those who plausibly consider themselves at sufficiently high risk of Cancellation. The trick is to keep the preference cascade of those who have Cancellable opinions from kicking off, once they grasp the real situation.

3catcircus:

--- Quote from: Stephen Tannhauser on November 17, 2021, 02:28:50 PM ---
--- Quote from: 3catcircus on November 17, 2021, 01:39:33 PM ---We need to go back to the days of dueling.  Accuse someone of something in the public square and be prepared to defend your accusation with your life.
--- End quote ---

Emotionally I'm down with you. Practically, duelling's always meant that those too physically tough to personally challenge, or those with enough money to buy sufficiently tough champions, tend to get to say what they like. Much as I love Conan, I've come to realize that on this point Howard was wrong: The entire point of civilization is to make it possible to utter rude truths without getting our skulls split for it.

But you don't need to create a majority of the Cancelled; you only need to create a majority of those who plausibly consider themselves at sufficiently high risk of Cancellation. The trick is to keep the preference cascade of those who have Cancellable opinions from kicking off, once they grasp the real situation.

--- End quote ---

You don't need to be physically imposing to win the duel.  Just demand cannons at 10 paces... Or just practice at the range like you normally should - no soyboy cancel-lib is going to be able to handle your garden variety AR-15...

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