If you are of a certain age, you probably harbor cherished memories of Disney’s 1994 animated epic, The Lion King. It’s not a bad film by any means, however it is deeply problematic. I distinctly recall watching the movie as a young man and feeling something was not quite right. Maybe you did too? After revisiting the film as an adult, I can confirm that while The Lion King is indeed a technical marvel, it is also actually really fucked up.
I’ve always found the far left’s occasionally violent war against “globalism” confusing. And now that the anti-globalist cause has been taken up by the right (specifically, of the “alt-” variety), I find myself more confounded than ever. I say “confounded” because globalism (or internationalism, multilateralism, whatever you want to call it) has, by most relevant metrics, been an unqualified success.
Usually, movies are an escape from a world filled with scary, terrible things, but we all still enjoy the occasional trip into an even scarier world. Beyond stupid fun, scary movies also bond people together: You can curl up against your special guy or gal for protection, make jokes to alleviate the really intense parts, or laugh together afterwards at how gross it was when the bad guy bashed his thing right through the victim's other thing.
@schwa You're getting held up on the market aspect. This is a far far easier problem to engineer around than to expect people en masse to do something out of altruism. I have more faith in STEM than I do with humanity.
@schwa Look, I think you brink up an interesting point that I did not think about before.
I'm not a programmer, but this seems like a fixable issue. At least one that is easier than getting the millions of Twitter users to change their behavior. That's all.
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Selecting a term
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