Repeat often enough

Via Monte Albert at BMSD on Facebook.

In other contexts I would consider it too crude and obvious and simplistic to bother with, but in that context – where there is a huge amount of repetition of myths and fictions treated as facts – it makes a useful point. The mere fact that something is written down in a book doesn’t make it true. No matter how many times how many people repeat that it is true, and holy, and a sin to deny – none of that makes it true. Repetition is just repetition. Advertising and political manipulation work the same way.


  1. Claire Ramsey says

    Yes. And that business of “it’s a sin to deny” means that it’s quite easy to force people to forget that they know how to ask questions like “How do you know?” And to scare the shit out of children, who are much more likely to ask, repeatedly, WHYYYYYY???? HOW DO YOU KNOW??????

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