The Request

If you’re curious, the article in question here is With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived . It’s well worth a read, and it’s a pity that like a lot of things, the people who really need to read it and take it to heart will do absolutely no such thing, because it’s not blessed by the Grand Poobahs of their tribe.

INT. ORRILL HOUSEHOLD

JASON and STUART are sitting in the piano room. JASON is reading on his laptop, and STUART is next to him, chilling as only a cat can.

JASON

Hey, Stuart. Can I get you to email something for me?

STUART

Mrowr?

JASON

It’s just a link to an article I found. I want to send it to Burstyn.

STUART

Mr-mrow?

JASON

I would, but if I send it, they won’t see it.

STUART

Mrow?

JASON

They’ve thoroughly blocked me from email. I’m hoping if you send it, maybe it will get through.

STUART

Meow?

JASON

Dude, you have plenty of water in your bowl. I just filled it this morning. Can you just send the link for me?

STUART

Mrow, mr-mrowr, rr?

JASON

It’s about tribal epistemology, and how people on the Right have so walled themselves off from anything that conflicts with what they’ve been told, there is no longer any sense of a shared reality.

STUART

Mr-mrowr mrr meow?

JASON

Yes, the fact that they would ignore this if it comes from me is ironic.

STUART

Mrowr. Meow?

JASON

Thanks, dude. And yes, I promise I’ll check your water.