In 2020, “semantics” became synonymous with “logic,” “common belief” replaced “common sense,” and “dogmatic rhetoric” ousted “scientific fact.”

This isn’t a simple difference in opinion. This is a fundamentally obtuse parsing of information and a completely separate method of thinking. It’s alien cognition within a single specie. It’s like describing the color red to an oyster or explaining Ikea furniture to the same oyster.

So, if you’re wondering why conversations with Maskateers are so frustrating … now you know.