Tuesday, December 07, 2021

PSA on Meaning

 When I say, regarding a political or legal situation, "this is how X works," I'm not making:

  1. a moral claim ("this is how X SHOULD work");
  2. an historical claim ("this is how X has ALWAYS worked"); or
  3. a prediction ("this is how X WILL always work").

I'm just claiming that this is how X works at this time and in this place.

I could be incorrect, of course, but I'm neither correct nor incorrect on any of the numbered points because I wasn't addressing those points.

That is all.

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