Brandolini’s law, also known as The Bullshit Asymmetry Principle, states:
The amount of energy required to refute bullshit
is an order of magnitude greater than the energy required to produce it.
The preachers, politicians, and other snake oil salesmen understand this quite well… successfully broadcasting their ridiculous, sometimes vile, non-sense faster than conscious, reasonable, and decent people can respond.
But the problem goes so much deeper than that…
For one, it takes uncommon awareness just to recognize that a vicious game is being played.
For two, it takes uncommon insight to understand the rules of that vicious game.
For three, it takes uncommon wisdom, creativity, and gravitas to oppose the tyrants without resorting to the same disingenuous tactics.
And four, it takes uncommon courage to take a stand, knowing that it entails backlash, possibly violent, from the gatekeepers that be.