See, this is why I hover around astrology and other woo forums. I don't see anything inherently wrong with astrology but we are dealing with something way worse than information warfare or narrative warfare: it's archetypal warfare.
Every so often I read stories about younger people flocking to astrology. While I'm not convinced it's an actual new trend, I do think I understand why it's the case. People are searching for new stories and archetypes, new heroes and villains, because the old ones got us here.
If you interfere with those archetypes, those stories we tell ourselves and one another about who we truly are and what we are capable of, you interfere with entire cultures. Pretty easy from there to see how one might use Facebook data to push "cultural fascism" on people
That's how I knew the wine mommy crowds were getting into QAnon years before anybody else seemed to have discovered it. That's why I was able to say with authority: anti-vaxxers and white supremacists. Mess with archetypes and you can get people to believe all kinds of shit.
Anyway there's a Dark Triad, which I believe authoritarian disinfo-spewing regimes target for in order to get a bunch of biddable people to go around doing violent street theater for recruitment and intimidation purposes, but there's also a Light Triad. Hello.
It may be total bullshit pseudoscience, but this is the way the world is being ordered by ding dong techbros at the moment.
But what isn't pseudoscience is this: Humanity depends on stories to survive. That's how we've gotten this far, the power of what we tell ourselves and one another of what we can do, what we are capable of, and what we have already accomplished. We have to protect our stories.
This is also why representation in our stories is so important. Representation matters.

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