This is fine.
Now, some booming economy deniers, Russian bots or anti-vaxxers will doubtless point to all the “evidence” that the US economy is not booming.
They’ll probably point out that inflation is at a 40 year high, and likely to keep on rising.
That the current price of gas is the highest ever in US history.
That the US is expected to enter a recession by the end of the year.
Several more cheery items full of optimism, hope, and positive waves follow before we get to the root of most, if not all, of or problems.
…that’s enough sarcasm for now. It’s time to circle back to reality, because that is what’s missing here.
People cannot afford gas or heat or food or rent. The price of everything is increasing even as wages lag behind inflation. Everywhere you shop you buy less and spend more.
If all of that can be translated into “booming”, then “the economy” itself becomes a nonsense concept so abstract and removed from real-life experience that it is either entirely fictional or completely irrelevant.
We just lived through a fake pandemic. We know we have rigged elections. “The economy” is apparently meaningless.
How much of what we see and hear in the mass media has any grounding in reality at all? We know it’s not 100%, and it could easily be as little as none.
Whatever the unreality quotient is, I think it’s safe to say that it’s one HELL of a lot closer to the latter figure than the first one. And that’s just for Establishment Media; the Left is well into the negative numbers by now, actively sucking the very fabric of reality into its own nothingness like a black hole.
Though it’s gonna be a tough thing to do, I’ll lay off the excerpting here. Dark as it is, this one is absolutely a Do. Not. MISS. Hie thyselves thither and partake of it, gang, for it is damned good. Bottom line:
It’s not accidental, it’s not a by-product of “the system”, it’s not the inevitable fallout of capitalism – it is directed, deliberate and malign. They are trying to make you poor, they said so.
They want you to suffer. They want you to be cold and hungry and not to mind, or even know.
They want you sitting in your rented one-room flat, shivering under fifty layers of rented clothes, sipping your rented cup of GMO-cabbage water, and nodding in approval because the rented television says the economy is doing well.
They want you to “reject the evidence of your ears and eyes”, because making people believe a lie – especially an obvious, irrational, impossible lie – is the purest form of power and the ultimate form of control.
Annnnd bingo. Nothing to add from here.
(Via Bayou Pete)