Warped reality, Emmanuel Macron, Anthony Fauci, suspicious Moderna patents, Peak Propaganda and the Calgary stampede away from all things natural are not subjects that I can any longer get po-faced about. Quite often, I feel like getting shitfaced about them…but as long as the current Information/Truth grasp of First World electorates could be awarded Gullible Travels as a Group Term, desperate humour is the only style likely to engage people.
‘A unique research assessment in the US has been measuring voters’ knowledge of issues that tangibly affect their lives, and it found that many voters may be casting ballots based on warped notions of reality‘.
No shit, really? Well ping my blog, how on earth did that happen?
Meenwhal, ze leeturl Boy Keeng, ‘e iz deescuvairing ‘ow to kill ze two bairds wiz ze one stern…
I’m not quite sure how to break this news to you, but an MSM title has broken ranks today and is effectively calling Saint Anthony the Faustian Midget a liar. OK, it is the Daily Mail, but beggars can’t be choosers. The Mail tells us:
‘… Covid19 is the only coronavirus of its type to carry 12 unique letters that allow its spike protein to be activated by a common enzyme called furin, allowing it to spread between human cells with ease. Analysis of the original Covid genome found the virus shares a sequence of 19 specific letters with a genetic section owned by Moderna, which has a total of 3,300 nucleotides.’
In fact, Moderna patented the sequence in February 2016.
But the article ends with lots of experts piling in to say it’s probably just a case of Lockdown Mask Breakthrough Mutant Miniskirt Earthquake Effect. I’m only following the science here, folks.
Do you remember all those cartoons about “peak oil” fifteen years ago? We were running out of the stuff – remember? That was the science too. Except, um, it wasn’t. It was just the oilcos’ excuse for bonusing themselves at the very time they should’ve been developing their methods of drilling in more unusual (often watery) places. As long ago as 2014, the end of the obsession with “peak oil,” was debunked by data showing that Earth is literally swimming in the stuff. Now, most sources agree that it was a con.
But can we say that at long last we are at Peak Propaganda?
I don’t think we can: for seven years now we’ve been pumping out gushers on every myth from Russian expansionism, Climate Change, deadly harmless viruses, non-immunising vaccines, Macron the Centrist, rain forest and other planetary conflagrations right through to an attempted revival on the energy hyperinflation that must surely be upon us.
But you see, we will never reach Peak Propaganda, because Slog’s Law* dictates:
“The success of propagandised fear-mongering bollocks is directly proportional to the increasing scarcity of the Homo Sawyoucoming psychographic still in possession of something useful between each head-mounted listening device. Thus as the expansion of the Homo Fuckwitiam segment in the electorate continues to be exponential, so in turn increasingly obvious and completely Off With the Fairies fantasy becomes the everyday stuff of ‘news’ consumption”
*In the specialist academic space, literature on this subject often gives Slog’s Law its more clinically accurate description Diminishing Wisdom Teddy Overthink Syndrome, or Dimwitted Oinks for short…a recent update of an old adage, now developed as “You can’t teach a sawdust-head to sing, but you can tell it to shut up and obey or else”.