Aren’t you scared?
The political situation in the US is so surreal, unthinkable, and violent. We’ve never been more drunk on hate and phobia, disgust and certainty.
Who could make any of this up? NOBODY.
An Australian hacker and radical freedom of information activist is working from inside an Ecuadorian safe zone in an embassy in London, accused but not charged, by Sweden, and cutting open the American political system like a corpse on the autopsy table, while we scream or turn away in denial.
Yelping liberal slogans that seemed to work just weeks ago, like “first woman President,” or “dump Trump.”
A friend on FB said he would “vote for anybody” who doesn’t “need to be locked up.”
All kinds of people turning up dead, which we have also become overnight experts at shrugging off.
Now Assange all but says Seth Rich was the DNC emails leaker, and is offering $20,000 for information about his murder, in the “botched robbery” on a DC street.
We retreat further and further into the safe corners of our minds where we try to think about anything, anything at all, except reality.
1.9 billion requested to combat “Zika.” No causation model. No correlation. No nothing. (Google “Zika Causation Model,” just for fun.)
Our country appears to be disintegrating.
And the founding wizard of FOX News was, for something like 30 years, debasing and extorting women to be his sex slaves, which kind of has the effect of making Donald Trump seem like Mr. Rogers. The darkness at the heart of our entire culture and system is now exposed but the corpse is still driving the bus and we still feel the need to make it appear our parents love us, so we try to strike deals left and right.
The American writer who put this ALL down in the form of a prophecy in many books and columns was Hunter S. Thompson.
Open to any page of any book and you’ll see the footprints which at the time seemed hilariously hyperbolic:
“Dear Jim… Are you ready for the death of print, books, and magazines? The whole future was laid on me tonight by a professor from UCLA Journalism School.”
[From, Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, pp 165, letter to Jim Silberman, Random House, dated–March 25, 1969.]
1969 he wrote that!