Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hanlon's Razor is Disrespectful

If Hanlon's razor applies to anyone, it means they're a helpless child that shouldn't be allowed out of the house without supervision, let alone be allowed to hold a job with decision-making powers. 

Underestimating your enemies is foolish. If a malevolence model and an incompetence model lead to the same predictions, then they should also lead to the same response: jail time. Ideally a non-degenerate response instead of jail, but you know what I mean. Personnel is policy, and problems are problems. If a person is causing problems, regardless of whether it's malice or incompetence, they need to be replaced.

Hanlon's razor is clearly cope, but not seethe. "I don't have a knife. I'm not stabbing you. You're not bleeding." Delay defensive response as long as possible. Americans like malevolence. The reason any non-malevolent bureaucrat gets talked up is to highlight them for their enemies. Make it easy to find them and know exactly what they're doing. Americans consistently choose to uphold malevolence and interfere with non-malevolence. 

Benevolence is inegalitarian, you see. It's rare and intrinsically admirable, which makes the self-absorbed envious. 

The fact Hanlon's razor is incredibly rude is considered a bonus. Very American. Uphold your malevolent administrators and call them shitheads at the same time? What's not to love?

1 comment:

BSRK Aditya said...

It's herd malevolence, not simply malevolence.

Apparently, herd malevolence is not punished at the level of thought.