There is an ancient myth that has more than a grain of truth to it: if you can name a demon you can kill, control of dispel it.
We all have true names. Meaning if we are fully understood we lose the power of deception.
I am hot on the trail of a conceptual demon – the obscurant, lie that appeals to cognitive bias through suggestion.
I think it may take me another year or more to discover it’s true name.
But when I do, I will kill it. Or at least arm others who will kill it.
I made progress with truth: I know how to cage that demon using the common law.
Now I must understand how lies are constructed. Because then I can kill it.