the guy who coined the term "meritocracy" was writing a satire about how meritocracies are nonsense and never happen in real life https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rise_of_the_Meritocracy
we all gotta be equal, y'all. that's the only way it works
@bob what boss wouldn't say that
@interneteh the number of words coined in order to satire something and then were adopted in earnest by oppressors is astonishing.
@GayNiffler whole books! looking at you, Orwell
@interneteh my personal fav is that american exceptionalism was a joke term made up by russians until right wing americans decided that actually yes america exceptional
@GayNiffler in the miniseries Chernobyl, the head of the KGB says "it is like that old Russian saying: 'trust but verify.' In America, they believe Ronald Reagan made that up. can you believe such a thing?"
@interneteh Yeah and he got his son into Oxford University using his personal influence. That very son grew up to be a prominent tory hack
@garfiald ah the Tories
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