El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
supergee

Temporal retromingency

There are few sources of pride cheaper than knowing more than those who came before us. Why did Mark Twain use that terrible word when he could have called Jim an African-American? Why did that guy who placed his faith in Russia in the 1930s not know that Marxism would rack up a nine-digit body count? To use a trendy phrase, we are temporally privileged and should STFU.
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