An article to start things off. Rainer Shea over at newslogue:
Reality doesn’t have much cultural favor in modern American society. When forty years of escalated economic exploitation has made the country regress to third world status for the majority of the population, we tell ourselves it’s because the majority of Americans aren’t trying hard enough. When seven decades of perpetual war has destabilized the middle east and driven up the national debt to record levels, the countries we’ve invaded and welfare recipients are respectively to blame. When two centuries of carbon emissions have created a new, perilous period called the Anthropocene, the entire problem is fabricated in an elaborate conspiracy to undermine the fossil fuel business. Pay no attention to the dilapidation of your house, the fact that you can’t remember a time when we weren’t in some way at war, the reports of permanent flooding in places like Miami. Trust what the non-CIA appointed Washington Post writers and legitimately elected politicians say, because they’re the ones who led us into this of course genuinely depicted period of 4.4% unemployment, and they’re the ones who will make the good times continue so long as you let them stay the course.
On a more current note, don’t be troubled by that tweet this week from the Democrats’ favorite Russiagate expert Louise Mensch stating “war is what they [Russia] will get” for supposedly meddling in the election-she’s just understandably venting over the fact that Russia invaded us last year. Don’t give any skeptical thought to how the known CIA front the Washington Post has recently published a piece naysaying the notion that the U.S. should create stronger ties with Russia, which at this point is to say the two countries shouldn’t soon let things come to military conflict-that article is just pointing out what it calls the “realpolitic” of letting such a conflict happen. And should said conflict hypothetically materialize as soon as the next big geopolitical upset happens-which, like the last one, will have some sketchily reported but undeniable link to Russia-don’t worry. Those beautiful Tomahawk missiles will keep you safe.
All contributions welcome–perhaps news from the California Dem elections?
Good weekend to us all. :O)