A genuine liberal believes that people are inherently morally good. Or at worst, morally neutral. A conservative, on the other hand, that they are bad. Not all, all the time – but generally, if you picked a random person from society.
… establishment. They’re the idiots here. I don’t mean it in the morally judgmental sense of “dumb”. I mean it in the classical sense. An idiot was originally someone who eschewed participation in the polis, in public life.
By shaping the menus we pick from, technology hijacks the way we perceive our choices and replaces them new ones. But the closer we pay attention to the options we’re given, the more we’ll notice when they don’t actually align with our true needs.