Every time I hear or see or read the same, lavishly remunerated sock puppets jackhammering home the same, patently false narratives for the umpteen millionth time from impregnable media fortress that reach several million more people a week than I ever have or ever will, this is what it sounds like to me:
"Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm really awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children......" - Aldous Huxley, BNW
As corrupt and crippled as our politics has become, our system still demands that, every few years, the people who make our laws undergo a certain amount of scrutiny and an up-or-down hiring decision by the people they propose to represent. But as you may have noticed, that scrutiny is now routinely bent out of shape, so wildly distorted that on any given day all we seem to have is a choice of poisons; a fire-hose of relentless lies, irrelevant trivia, breathless horse-race gibberish, poll number recitations and 30 second ads.
And that is because the deciders who dictate the parameters of that political discussion, the Villagers who conspire to whisper "I'm really awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki." into our nation's ears a hundred times a day from a dozen angles, are themselves almost never scrutinized and held to account at all.