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The Toxoplasma Of Rage


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I never read this till now, but it contains some important ideas. Particularly that zealous supporters of a cause are incentivized to rally around dubious examples of it, because rallying around obviously convincing examples demonstrates less commitment.

SSC’s essay The Toxoplasma of Rage predates quote-tweeting but references Tumblr’s reblog feature and the conclusion is near identical. Essay is excellent too