This is an awesome video. Nic Marks, a statistician, gives a positive presentation.
It was just uploaded to YouTube a few hours ago. I clicked “Like,” along with 41 other people. Four people gave it a thumbs down. However, the comments are overwhelmingly negative. People calling him “an idiot” and “a commie.” People assigning labels, in a negative context, of “collectivism” and “a new world order.”
That’s not what I was hearing at all.
This tells me that positive ideas offend some people mightily — and those offended people tend to express themselves rather loudly (if not coherently).
The question is, am I now joining the cynical club, negating the quality of this message by bringing attention to the crackpot responses?