It’s true about the echo chamber, I suppose. Partially because I’ve defriended a few, perhaps because so many of the people I know in real life, or have gravitated toward on facebook, are Berners, or old hippie burnouts like myself, but I tend to forget how bad it is in the world outside my own head.
Helena wanted to see the news about the terrorist attack in Sweden (details still sketchy – guy drove a truck into a department store), so we turned to BBC, but they were talking about something else, so we wound up on CNN, which was not a good choice. After two minutes of the same non-information on Stockholm, they waffled on in some psuedo panel discussion about the tomahawk missile attack and the Sarin gas outbreak which preceded it by two days, which is enough to irrevocably link thme in the public’s mind, even though the connection might be arbitrary, and I say psuedo panel discussion, because it wasn’t really a discussion at all, just four people giving two minute speeches about how right we were to finally just bomb somebody.
I’m not convinced it was a false flag but I’m not convinced it wasn’t one, either. The U.S. blames Assad, and maybe the Russians, the Syrians blame the Americans, and it’s a wild circle. Seems strange to me that nobody is blaming ISIS.
But, the thing was, I had to watch Nikki Haley in her role as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and Wolf Blitzer singing her praises afterwards, and the full horror of this administration hit me. It is the complete victory of the tea party, the morons who hung tea bags from their hats and didn’t know how to spell moron.