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Tiresome Things of 2018:

By Peter Van Buren | We Meant Well | December 31, 2018

Tiresome things of 2018:

“News” that is just stuff someone tweeted;

“News” that is just repeating what a late night TV host said;

“News” reported on one web site which is just a rewrite of a story on another web site;

Deification by the left of scum from the right like McCain, Mattis, Clapper, Comey, Brennan, et al, only because they said something bad about Trump;

Desperate creation of insta-heroes to satisfy some greater political goal (‘Dem Parkland Kids, the cult of ‘Notorious’ RGB, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Friggin’ Beto), empty heros in a time of disappointment and cynicism;

Movements which claim they have changed everything because their hashtag trended on Twitter;

All media abandoning even the pretence of objectivity in favor of advocacy but pretending they are still objective;

The primacy of “sources say…” over anything resembling actual fact-gathering;

“Fact checking” that is actually partisan gaming of information;

Idiots thrilled when bad things happen (like stock market declines) because they think it validates their Trump hate;

Idiots over-dramatizing bad things (like stock market declines) into evidence the world is ending, fascism is taking over, end of democracy, time to worry, walls closing in, tick tock;

Idiots hoping for more bad things to happen, like a doomsday cult does, because they think that will hasten the end of Trump;

People who have been saying “Just wait” for three years now into Russiagate. We’re waiting.

That most social media which isn’t cat pictures is now endless self-promotion because everyone is a brand or selling something or demanding we follow them or friend them or like them or thumbs up them;

People who just read the headlines and media which writes headlines which are not reflective of the actual content;

The way transpeople have become progressives’ adopted bestest minority of the moment;

Over-use of the word “folk”;

Insta-hate that finds some way to make anything Trump does from the dramatic to the mundane evil and wrong;

Historical revisionism that turns people like George W. Bush into kindly old men sharing candies with Goddess Michelle instead of thugs who dragged America into war and recession and forever damaged our nation’s credibility by torturing human beings;

Anything that starts with “As a ____” (woman, POC, Kurd, left handed Asian-American) because you know the rest is just going to be someone whining about how life is unfair, the system unjust, the deck stacked, because they are a ____ and can comment with the full authority for everyone ____ everywhere because they are a ____ and you are not;

Discussions on immigration policy that dead-end when someone has to tearfully tell us about how his great grandfather didn’t speak English, forestalling any serious attempt to look at broader policy in the 21st century.

January 1, 2019 - Posted by | Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Progressive Hypocrite, Russophobia |

1 Comment »

  1. Tiresome things? Darling, I don’t think you know what is tiresome. Ask me. I’ll tell you.

    Comment by tsisageya | January 1, 2019 | Reply


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