thanks, Vern.

if you are at all curious, you can guess which side of the underlying issue I was on:

https://merionwest.com/2020/03/06/the-coronavirus-on-risk-and-idiots/

https://medium.com/@allenfarrington/panic-nonchalance-precaution-and-responsibility-ada8c5318b8

https://merionwest.com/2020/03/17/20555/

but that doesn’t matter in the slightest bit, because you don’t write forewords to books you haven’t read about topics you don’t understand, and you don’t slander people in public over concerns they raised in private.

you don’t do these things. there is zero wiggle room here. if you try to defend him (and you can avoid defending him without also praising or even defending Ammous) then you are not only a piece of shit but a coward to boot.

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