Washington, Capitol Hill, the seat of the U.S. government. — Photo: © Mark Wilson, Getty/AFP
The nonsensical fact-free mess sometimes referred to as America isn’t even a place anymore. It’s a psychosis in many ways. Babble is an economic and social factor. It’s not helping that America doesn’t look into mirrors anymore either.
Misinformation was a simple thing to manufacture, and it’s been around for a long time. The Trump years were the hatching, not the start, of this dishonest, astonishingly but genuinely stupid, culture. America’s one and only illiterate president was the perfect cardboard cut-out and talking sound stage for a long, shabby, ugly history of information bias.
Arguably the first known incarnation of this now-endemic obscenity was during the first Obama election. There was a waiting cadre of practitioners for the non-information. The Tea Party (remember them?) the maniacal Birthers (remember them?) and of course the talkback skanks (the ones who made huge money out of it) did the work. Q, the obvious savior of something to someone, took up woodwork after disrupting the entire country for years. Meh.
Conspiracy theories are just recipes for more of the same in this environment. There are cut-price cans of beans in supermarkets in low-income parts of Nowheresville USA which will always have more facts in them than this trashy stuff.
Ideology? Who needs it? Left? Right? Hardly. Who cares? It’s money. Try Whiter and Brighter. …Because…