« on: December 05, 2014, 01:15:53 pm »
The most interesting thing about this is that he is saying some very true things about the system we live in: "It's decades of racial disparity, and economic disparity"... which also include law enforcement disparity.
Not that I'm saying that the U.S. police force are one of the great Bad Guys of History, but when you think about it, have any of the Bad Guys of History ever thought of themselves as the bad guys. It seems they almost always see themselves as The Hero of the Story.
Yeah, pretty much, which is exactly why all of the really big evils of the world are perpetrated by idealists trying to create a perfect society.
Hence my axiom that Utopias are built on stacks of bones. As are all of the other big-fucking plans primates make that never fucking work.
I find that I encounter an awful lot of Atheists who believe zealously that all the great evils of the world are caused by religion. They tend to be very resistant to the idea that all the great evils of the world are, for the most part, caused by zealotry.
Well, zealotry and natural disasters.
And in all cases of zealotry, the failure that follows is merely proof that they didn't do it enough.
I recently found out that there's a name for this actual phenomenon. I can't remember it now, though. Maybe if I dig through my homework...
Here it is. In systems science, it's a combination of two archetypes, escalation and fixes that fail.
I doubt it's the name you're looking for but, confirmation bias?