Political Theatre category archive
At The Denver Post, Ian Silverii contrasts reality and the MAGA Fantasy Land. A snippet:
In the alternative reality, which we’ll call the “MAGA universe”, COVID-19 is a hoax, a conspiracy, the “China Plague” or just another common cold. The hospitals aren’t overflowing, there are more than enough ICU beds and nurses and doctors to go around, and Americans aren’t going to let politicians tell us we can’t be with our families.
Continue the tour at the linkk.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Charles Johnston looks at the dynamic–and the dilemma–posed by “social” media and the disinformation superhighway. A snippet; follow the link for the rest:
By offering electronic substitutes for real fulfillment, our likes and clicks mimic the mechanisms of addiction (addictive substances work by providing the feedback that accompanies feelings like pleasure or power while requiring none of the vulnerability demanded for the real thing). It has been a dirty secret of high teach companies that they were optimizing programs for these addictions effects, but we would see the effect even without their efforts. Simple optimization depends on hijacking our attention—an necessity that is multiplied many times over by the fact that sites are advertising driven. Addiction is a much more reliable way to get attention than providing content that actually benefits us. A related consequence is that social media algorithms inherently create distortion and “fake news.” It has been well documented that the soap opera of sensationalized contend (sic) (and outright lies) is much more likely to attract eyeballs—and more likely to trigger search algorithms—than real news.
This is a bad spell of lawyering.
Not only do they have no proof.
They have no proofreading.
Mariette Jensen suggests that five elements characterize the thought patterns of a narcissist. Here they are; follow the link for a detailed discussion on each one.
1. I am the best and the only one important
2. There is only black and white
Grey areas are a no-go territory. Grey is confusing
3. You are with me or against me
4. The only truth is my truth
5. I don’t care about you, I only care about me
Remind you of anyone?
At the Des Moines Register, Todd Blodgett explains.
Publishing a positive position in the presence of adversity is one thing.
Manifesting magickal malicious mentation to maintain manufactured mendacities is something entirely other.