Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Society Of Denialistic Whores: "No One Saw It Coming"

“You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies - which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world - what I want to forget.” 
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

I just read this diatribe by Shedlock and I almost vomited. Once upon a time, people had due skepticism towards corporations, but this generation grew up on Cocoa Puffs and now they've turned into one...

Compliments of Sherlock, the lesson of this era is:
"Whatever the problem, a government [owned entirely by corporations] is not the solution". 

He inveighs on climate change because he's not a climate scientist but he knows more than every climate scientist out there that isn't owned by Exxon. Because they're all industry whores, not the ones owned by the Koch Brothers. And he offers no facts or data, because his audience doesn't want any or expect any. I've just become a climate denier too, it's so much easier. I can drive my SUV and believe in the indefinite status quo guilt-free, while all of the tree huggers eat dirt and live in mud huts. Oh I feel so much better now, my children and grandchildren are totally fucked, but who cares about them? We know that this corrupt Idiocracy doesn't. In summary, everything they believe in is fake - the food, the news, the leaders, the elections, the economy, the stocks, all of it is fake, EXCEPT climate denial. Ok. 

Fear not, *Free enterprise* will save the day because Socialism somehow led 1% of the human race to have more wealth than every one else combined. It was a socialist conspiracy to enrich Bill Gates. Ok, got it. I believe Shedlock, I don't think that he's an (investment) industry-captured whore with an audience of corrupt morons. That explanation makes no sense. If it's one thing that Libertarians proved in this election cycle is that they will NEVER get elected. Unless they move to their own private island at which point they would realize there was a shortage of people to exploit, hence zero economy. 

Throughout all of this hyperbolic bullshit, it appears that *someone* has an even better plan - why not let just let this entire human exploitation machine collapse with extreme dislocation while denialistic zombies blow smoke up each others' asses, self-medicated on everything from Faux News, Fentanyl, Oxycontin, Prozac, reality TV, Facebook, and cheeseburgers. And then watch the carbon level plummet before Forrest Trump even has a chance to exit the Paris agreement. Multiple problems solved at the same time.

To be sure, if there wasn't a legion of industry-captured sociopaths lying to the sheeple constantly, they would see it coming, and the "grand plan" wouldn't work.  

Just remember one thing, none of this was my idea.

But I'm ready. Are you?