🎵 The song for this post is Little Rootie Tootie, by Thelonious Monk. 🎵
On one hand, I'd love for this blog to contribute to positive discourse; to inspire joy rather than anger; be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Statements that were benign and agreed-upon ("Nazis are bad people," "police shooting unarmed people is wrong," "the President should be transparent about their finances and shouldn't profit from the policies they enact") are recently, weirdly, divisive, and I believe this is in part due to algorithms and products that are explicitly designed to extract dollars from our attention. It doesn't have to be this way.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://morepablo.com/2018/05/clowning-on-elon-musk.html