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Igel

(35,698 posts)
2. And he did it for years.
Wed Aug 7, 2019, 03:41 PM
Aug 2019

In various venues, public and private.

At some point the cover's too deep to be believable as just cover and what's left, however distasteful, is what's left.

As in other instances, what we often do is read something and say, "Ah, yes, in this bit he's admitting what I knew to be the facts before I even began to read this, so it must be true and he's being truthful and sincere. But in this bit he's disagreeing with what I know are the facts, so here he's lying." All that you're left with is confirmation of what you believed and, well, confirmation of what you believed. Don't know why anybody even bothers to read anything, since we already know everything.


Read this bit about the Pittsburgh synagogue killings which showed a really profound commitment to the author's personal truth. When the killer's "manifesto" agreed with the writer, it was accurate; when it disagreed, it was ignored and the writer actually said that the manifesto said something completely different from what was written by the killer. It's what the killer *should* have written, *wanted* to write, *intended* to say. It struck me as very Soviet.

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