Nathan Hill

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Quote 198

"They're not protesting me, per se. Not my company, specifically. More like the world that brought my company into being.

Multinational. Globalization. Capitalism. The ninety-nine percent is, I believe, their catchphrase."

"Occupy Wall Street."

"That's the one. Pretty grandiose name, if you ask me. They are not occupying Wall Street so much as a small rectangle of concrete about a thousand feet away from it."

"I think the name is symbolic."

"It's a revolt against things they don't understand. Imagine our hominid ancestors protesting a drought?

This is like that." "A rain dance, you're saying , this protest."

"It's a primitive tribal response to godlike power, yes."

Quote 200

"What's true? What's false?

In case you haven't noticed, the world has pretty much given up on the old Enlightenment idea of piecing together the truth based on observed data. Reality is too complicated and scary for that.

Instead, it's way easier to ignore all data that doesn't fit your preconceptions and believe all data that does.

I believe what you I believe, and you believe what you believe, and we'll agree to disagree. It's liberal tolerance meets dark age denial-ism. It's very Hip right now."

"We are more politically fanatical than ever before, more religiously zealous, more rigid in our thinking, less capable of empathy. The way we see the world is totalizing and unbreakable. We are completely avoiding the problems that diversity and worldwide communication imply.

Thus nobody cares about antique ideas like true or false."