I’ve told you before about The Last Psychiatrist, but you didn’t listen. I’m telling you again: this is some of the best social commentary out there.
Add it to your feeds. Read it. Here’s a sample.
Propaganda doesn’t succeed because it is manipulative, it works because people WANT it, NEED it, it gives their life a direction and meaning and guards against change.
This is the whole gimmick of media, not polar but triangular, right, left, middle, mobilizing an army of assonauts to feel strongly enough about something that they don’t do anything.
And one more:
We don’t have political riots here, we have high end sit ins near the Broadway Starbucks, and occasionally 20 motorcycles will attack a minivan. “Is ‘motorcycle’ code?” That’s where we are right now, this is what the media has trained you for, detecting racism or hypocrisy or some other character flaw in the speaker as a proxy for the complexities of the issues so you don’t have to think.
And this is from just one post. Seriously. Read this blog.