FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020
...standardized narratives form: We still owe you an account of what Rachel Maddow said about Deborah Birx last Friday night.
As of yesterday, our leading slacker cable news channel had posted the transcript from last Friday's shows. We still promise to show you what was said, but for today, let's defer to events from Minneapolis.
We're not sure that we've ever been glad to hear that someone has been arrested and charged with a crime.
That said, if anyone was ever going to get arrested and charged with a crime, it would have to be Officer Chauvin. Many questions remain to be asked about his remarkable conduct, and about the conduct of the other three officer on the scene.
That said, we cover the public discourse here, not the mysteries of (some) police conduct. In these latter days of our failing republic, we've been amazed by some of the scripts which have emerged from our own struggling tribe.
Remember, this site is all anthropology now. We no longer expect to see any sensible, sound discussions, whether about this or about some other important topic.
At this site, it's all about the ancient wiring which leads us to behave in the tribal ways we do. With respect to that ancient questions, highly expert anthropologists wake us on a nightly basis to contradict Aristotle:
Man [sic] is the tribal, script-reading animal, these despondent future scholars all say.
At some point, we'll offer examples. For today, we'll only say this, after watching CNN. We really don't think that Crispus Attucks is part of what happened this week.
How did we ever make it this far? Can anyone riddle us that?