Internet Archive Promotes Woo

I have used and liked the Internet Archive since it was just the Wayback Machine. I have donated money on multiple occasions.

And now they’re promoting The Secret. Yes, the infamous peak-nonsense idea that if you just want something really badly, you get it. The literal apotheosis of blame-the-victim, The Secret implies strongly that if you die of cancer it is your own fault, because if you wanted it to go away badly enough, it would have. Your own bad attitude is responsible for anything bad that happens to you.

And the Archive invited one of its best-known promoters, Michael Beckwith, to speak at their event.

I am discouraged. I believe that I will be donating to something else this year.

One comment

  1. Carl Fink

    Addendum: they removed my critical comment from the blog posting linked above, and turned off comments entirely. I wonder if someone else posted a negative response? I’ll likely never know.

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