Waaay back in the 1990s, there was a little show called ‘West Wing’ that made the world want to wrap itself in a great, big collective American flag.
The writers were very effective at making people believe that some good in the world while Georgie Jr. pissed all over the democratic institutions of the US, the UN and chopped at the rest of the tender threads that held us all together.
‘West Wing’ made us think that something good was happening while wars were being declared left, right and centre and while the US went into the most rapid and ridiculous decline; faster than any other country or organization in the history of humankind.
We were duped into believing that there was something worth believing in.
Aaron Sorkin and the rest of the crew of writers that put together ‘The West Wing’ fooled us into believing that democracy in America was alive and well.
Or was it a well-crafted effort to try to fight back against the criminality of the Bush administration? You decide.
After Bush stole the US election in 2000, the planned and now obvious plot concerning 9/11 designed to rope Americans into a tight pen of security and scrutiny; and after the sad failure of Bush vs Gore in 2004, we see the wreckage today surrounding us with words like ‘credit debt swaps’, ‘lower income taxes’, ‘tea party’, ‘austerity’, ‘bank bailouts’, ‘99% vs 1%’, ‘budget cuts’, ‘libertarian’, ‘if you’re not with us, you’re against us’ … and so on.
Today, Aaron Sorkin and crew take us on another fantasy ride to show that the magical world of media is real, it hasn’t changed and it’s no longer honest.
But don’t let that get in the way of spinning a good tale …
Well, all of this is a load of crap designed to lull us once again into complacency.
Today’s media is owned by a small cabal of investors planning on controlling humanity for their own profit. Today’s media is rife with corruption. Today’s media knows nothing about truth because the dollar has bought everyone out. Today’s media is bankrupt.
Thankfully, we still have the ability to call bullshit on these people, but that plug is about to be pulled as well when laws like ACTA, TPP, Bill C-11 and a myriad other ropes cinch a noose around our collective necks and we all find ourselves in public funded private prisons.
It’ll be interesting to see how we’re shaped into feeling good about the institutions crashing down around us.
What’s next? A show about marriages that pretends divorce doesn’t exist?