On Disclaimers

This is not an argument.

Disclaimers are too often a crutch for insincerity. They assert that some content that follows will say something other than it says. Not opposite or contrary, just that the content itself might lead the reader in one direction, and disclaimers “correct” that.

There is a limit to this. At some point, the crutch is removed and the content must stand and deliver. Either it does, rendering the disclaimer obsolete; or it does not, in which case it begs the question of the disclaimer.

Either way, you’ll not find here a statement of intent, or motive.

No, that’s not what I want to say…


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