If You Can Name A Thing You Can Kill A Thing

[T]here 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.