With all due respect, I take the liberty of finding this statement by Paolo Ruffini, qualified yesterday in La Croix as “the pope’s minister of communication”, regarding the proliferation of fake images on the Internet: “Men and women of this world will always prefer true things to false things. If it were true, let’s say it would be known. History, alas, teaches us the opposite: the men and women of this world (as of the world before) often prefer false things to true things, so true is it that, men and women being what they are, what is false is often more fascinating, more pleasant, even simply funnier than what is true (never underestimate the power of seduction of the funny).
Sociologists, psychologists, semiologists or philosophers who study the springs of conspiracy would have things to say on the issue. And since we are talking about philosophers, I note that today we celebrate Saint Justin, patron saint of philosophers, who died a martyr following a trial by another philosopher. About, precisely, the true and the false in terms of beliefs. Like what, huh, philosophy… I feel like it’s now or never to ask a little riddle: Monsieur and Madame P’titverrealor have a boy, what do they call him? Justin. Because just a little drink, then. It’s silly. But it’s funny.