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The Mute Button

The Mute Button

By View All Posts Tim Urban

The first isn’t a new character exactly—it’s the combined workings of the Primitive Mind and Higher Mind: the Inner Self. The Inner Self is the product of the struggle between the Primitive Mind and the Higher Mind. For all these reasons, of all a dictator’s possessions, the most precious one is his mute button. By silencing certain ideas, the mute button prevents the giant from having the wrong thoughts. In the Power Games, someone is usually holding a mute button over your head, lining your discourse with electric fences.