Prisoner: Let me out of this cell! I’ve done nothing wrong!
Warden: Okay, here’s the key. You’re free.
Prisoner: This key is three feet long and made out of foam!
Warden: It’ll work, just keep trying.
Prisoner: This is impossible! What the hell is this?
Warden: We call it voting.
The outcome of the US election in November will have no meaningful impact whatsoever on humanity’s rapidly accelerating trajectory toward extinction, but it’ll be great for news media ratings.
QAnon is all the dumbest things about Republicans crossed with all the dumbest things about 4chan crossed with all the dumbest things about boomers crossed with the dumbest iteration of conspiracy analysis you could possibly imagine.
Believing this new cold war is safe because we survived the last one is as sane as believing Russian roulette is safe because the guy passing you the gun didn’t get his head blown off.
Psychology is the tool propagandists use to manipulate us into consenting to the status quo. The more you understand about the workings of your own mind, the easier a time you’ll have spotting all manipulations. See how you fool yourself and you’ll see how they fool everyone.
~via Caitlin Johnstone