I follow the guy on Twitter and in fact just did the other day what Jeremy is complaining about: embedded one of Ian’s tweets in a highlight here.
Not going to stop following him just cuz Jeremy doesn’t like him, and I have zero shame putting his tweets up here whenever he says something I feel is worth highlighting, and I also don’t support cherry picking the worst things you can about somebody to forever brands them as lesser.
That said he clearly did some rotten shit, and I have no reason to even attempt defending any of it, but who hasn’t? Cherry pick the worst shit I’ve ever done, then put out a few presentations laying it out to the public and I might look kind of bad too – same is true of everyone.
One of the quintessential reasons why cancel culture is so abjectly retarded; I did share his tweet the other day though and only knew a little bit of what was covered on The Quartering, so thought I’d throw this into the mix.
Just cuz I don’t agree with Jeremy enough to take his advice myself doesn’t mean you’ll feel the same, maybe the stuff he points out will bother you more than it does me.
Way I feel about it is, it’s good to know, but it’s not like I’m entry into a business deal with the guy or anyting. I follow him cuz he tweets interesting shit sometimes.
He might not be the most virtuous person, but who is? And why should it matter in relation to whether a given tweet is insightful, impactful, or persuasive…? Imo it doesn’t.
Also re: the unspoken rule he talks about not going by in the beginning, if you’ve been a subscriber for very long you probably know I think that rule is bullshit, political infighting is not always a bad thing so if somebody wants to have it out, I kind of feel the same way about that as I do about rap battles: FIGHT!!!