Revisiting Hanlon’s Razor in the light of Australia’s ongoing geronticide.
By Robyn Chuter
Back in January 2022, I wrote an article titled Is Hanlon’s Razor sharp enough for COVID-19?, in which I asked whether we should be following the advice of Robert Hanlon – that is, to “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” – when it came to the behaviour of politicians and bureaucrats during the manufactured COVID crisis.
Since then, I’ve had many conversations on this topic, and read and listened to commentators with a variety of points of view. The exchange between the German academic who writes under the pseudonym Eugyppius, and fellow trenchant critic of COVIDiacy, Igor Chudov, in these three posts is a superlative summary of the conspiracy-by-evil-people vs emergent-phenomena-of-declining-institutions-populated-by-deadheads debate.