How many conversations (in person or online) have you seen that go like this:
"I don't like [well-known Person X]. They have high status, but they should not. Others should not give them high status. I will react to any claim about them by reiterating that I do not like them and their high status, rather than by evaluating the claim."
I challenge you to notice instances of this in the next couple of days; extra points if you catch yourself doing it!
When someone does this, particularly if they persist once their folly is pointed it to them, it should lower their status.
USA PATRIOT Act
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