Example 1: Pride & Prejudice
In Chapter 5 of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth confesses how Darcy offended her:
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
Example 2: Tyler Cowen interviews David Wolpe
Tyler Cowen commented to David Wolpe about how social media strips away context:
I think that Judaism has the same problem that any thick civilization has in a world in which,
as you say, context is stripped away. And not only is context stripped away,
but attention to any one thing is scanter and less than it used to be. So, for example,
a lot of Jewish commentary is based on your recognizing the reference that I make.
Who recognizes references anymore? Because people don’t spend years studying books.
Example 3: Quoting the Supreme Court
In Citizens United vs FEC, Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed his concern that the valuable knowledge of corporations would be suppressed.
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>The government silences a corporate objector, and those corporations may have the most knowledge of this on the subject.
Corporations have lots of knowledge about environment, transportation issues, and you are silencing them during the election.
Though there may be something to his concern, it seems minimal compared to the actual practice of how the most significant corporations “speak”.
Rather than expressing their “knowledge” in the form of a 90-minute documentary, in actual practice, most big corporate donors pay a group of political operators to set up a “front group” to develop a provocative 30-second add on an unrelated wedge issue.
Example 4: Reply-All: The New York City COMSTATS System
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>J: The thing that was weird about the job was that Pedro’s bosses didn’t really seem to want him to pursue the actual, violent, serious crimes that he saw. What they wanted him to do instead was just to write summonses. Summonses are just the tickets that cops give out for the low-level stuff, misdemeanors. You’d give a summons to a guy drinking a beer in the street or riding his bike on the sidewalk. There was a lot of pressure to write summonses.
PEDRO: One of the ones that, you know, never leave my head was it was overtime. We’re ordered to write five. And the van–
PJ: Write five like you had to–you have overtime but you gotta come back with five summons?
PEDRO: Five summonses or get dealt with. I’ll explain that later. Well, we, uh, we’re driving around and the senior guy stops and says, “All right. This is one.”
PJ: It’s really early in the morning. The streets are almost completely empty. It’s hard to even find a person, let alone somebody doing something wrong. Their boss is pointing at this man who’s just standing on the sidewalk alone, outside a store. But the van stops.
PEDRO: Some guy jumps out. And this one guy, in front of a bodega, doing absolutely nothing, they gave him a summons for blocking pedestrian traffic. You know, we were just shaking our heads like, “What did you give him?” “Blocking pedestrian traffic.” And they just start laughing. I’m like, oh wow. All right. So we move on.
PJ: Pedro says the next stop was this Mexican man who was just sitting alone on a stoop. They wrote him up for the exact same thing: Blocking pedestrian traffic.
PEDRO: And this was all night until all of us–there was like a four or five of us in the van, until everyone had five.
PJ: Pedro was so confused by what had had happened that night, he actually went home, and looked up the definition of blocking pedestrian traffic. These guys had not been blocking pedestrian traffic. This was absurd. And Pedro didn’t know it, but all over the city cops were getting pushed in the exact same way — to aggressively write summonses to people for doing seemingly nothing. I talked to another cop, this guy in Brooklyn named Edwin Raymond.
EDWIN RAYMOND: After the academy, I would run into officers that I was in the academy with. And it’d be like, “Oh, hey, what’s up? Are you still at transit?” And the third question, without fail, the third question was always, “What do they want from you guys over there?” That’s how much this is part of the culture.