Footnote re “in sync”

Julian Assange was arrested in sync with his organization’s world-shaking release of State Department cables. In sync as correlation is fact, check the calendar. In sync as causation? Arguing that would require first understanding the (historically predictable) “official” version of the causation: The arrest was due to some combination of surprisingly empty sexual misconduct allegations that turned into this:

But arguing causation is not necessary, for “in sync” comes from the word synchronicity, which means “together in time”: correlation. The word has an exact meaning, and that is the meaning I am using.


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