This dog isn’t barking. Why?

The question is about the silence. There is boisterous outrage and irrational activism that is irrational, dishonest, and ignorant but it seems that is met by silence.The silence tends to convey acceptance. That has been costly. Roger Kimball is asking Where’s the Outrage? — “Unlock the closet where you keep your favorite conspiracy theories. It turns out, they’re not “theories” at all, at least not if by that word you mean something imagined but not true.” … “It’s all quite extraordinary—by which, I guess, I mean it’s just business as usual in the swamp.”

“I agree with David Limbaugh: “There needs to be a relentless attack from our side against the legacy media for their ongoing suppression of the truth, especially their refusal to cover these latest Twitter censorship revelations. They must never again be permitted to pretend to occupy the moral high ground.” I agree. But I fear that demand is going to go unheeded. 

“In any sane world, these revelations would have the public up in arms, literally. They would be marching against the media, the FBI, and the current administration. The anger would be acrid and ubiquitous. 

“That’s in any sane world. In our world, alas, you can hear the carpet being pulled back so that the whole dirty mess can be swept underneath it. Where’s the outrage? Nowhere to be found.

Calming the outrage is the story for Derek Hunter in The Twitter Files That Really Have Leftists Worried. — “But what is unique is how so-called journalists are reacting to it. They have spent years denying what everyone saw happening, pretending the very idea was beyond the pale. Now they’re pulling the “Everyone knew it was happening, they were open about it” card. Or at least trying to.” — Jazz Shaw gets into the mechanisms used: Twitter Files dump number 4. How Donald Trump was banned. — “There are also indications that Twitter was paying far more attention to the “big names” in the progressive movement than their own rules.” — This all boils down to making the point by David C. Rose that Institutions Matter…But So Does Culture. — “Some cultures convey moral beliefs that culturally encode the automatic rejection of untrustworthy actions.” … “When a critical mass of individuals abides by such beliefs, it becomes rational to presume most others can be trusted in most circumstances, producing a high trust society. Just as North would have predicted, by reducing transaction costs this makes cooperation through economic activity possible on a grand scale, unleashing human flourishing as never before.” This Trust is being eroded. Corruption and costly decisions proliferate on the broad scale. Costs escalate. People suffer. 

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