A Weird, Stupid Dystopia

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“The last few days in the United States have seen a parade of wealthy freaks fellating each other’s egos and preening for the cameras in outlandish garb while ordinary Americans suffer more and more. The weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner saw a gaggle of media celebrities congregate to congratulate one another on what a great job they’ve been doing bravely telling the truth and holding the most powerful government on earth to account. The host, Trevor Noah of The Daily Show, gushed with enthusiasm about how much freedom the press have in America to say things the powerful don’t like. … Far from providing ‘an additional check and balance that holds power to account and gives voice to those who otherwise wouldn’t have one’ as Noah claims, the people in his audience on Saturday night are tasked with manipulating public thought in facilitation of the interests of the powerful.” (05/03/22)