We Must Talk About Lindsay Ellis (Film Critic)

Of course, we need not, but I want to discuss a prominent feature of her mind and the political ramification thereof: she’s extremely strong in associative thinking.

I explain in the video what it is, the weaknesses of it and how it can be manipulated more easily than rational thinking. Please, note that I don’t say that she were lacking rational thinking. I’m just contrasting the two modes and say that chains of associations from anything and everything to Hitler is the basis of our era’s cultural mind. That cultural mind, I argue, is suffering and we see a decline of quality of public conversations, a drop in, what I would like to dub public IQ or public intelligence.

[I’m unhappy with the audio quality of my recording. I guess, the microphone was changed for the built-in one before I noticed it.]

Giovanni di Lorenzo’s Strategy Paper

Giovanni di Lorenzo is a co-publisher of the newspaper Tagesspiegel, editor-in-chief of ZEIT and host of the talkshow “3nach9” (aired by the public broadcasting agency ARD). In this position he issued a little strategy paper masquerading as an op-ed. What he suggests and why power does talk publicly and not behind the scenes is discussed in the video.

The article:

My video about Diana Kinnert.