Scientists from the University of Toronto believe they have discovered the means to actually locate and remove specific memories. Publicly, their neurological research is intended to relieve traumas, but we’re all grownup enough to know that eventually this will save police departments a few bucks on grenade launchers by removing the need for thousands of protesters to gather for anything other than to stand in line to buy the newest iFuckery.
Anna Ringstrom and Andy Sullivan report on how the Swedish government would like to know what Trump was referring to when recently he referred to an immigration-related security incident there, which by all accounts seems to exist only inside his head. So this is Bowling Green all over again. As expected, his legions of glue-sniffing supporters are quick to defend his honor online, insisting that contrary to his actual words he wasn’t referencing a specific event but rather the overall stuff inferred by conservative media in America in recent years, always so eager to paint even refugees still on the far side of the planet as darkly as possible.
America’s federal government proactively misinforms the public about a great many different things, yet always to undo damages caused by the self-imposed maligning of military misconduct (America’s curation of evil is the lone source of terrorism) and corporate misconduct (enabling everybody to die so the winning Capitalist can claim whatever rubble remains). And aside from his intended lies or the honest mistakes that come from him being a total idiot, Trump himself repeatedly attacks the media, juxtaposing stories critical of him as being fake news.
The pathological quest for ratings now has the journalism industry live broadcasting a political leader's authoritarian attack on journalism
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) February 18, 2017
In spite of all of this, most Americans, being dumber than rocks in the literal sense, are completely fine with the fever dream that the government never lies and that corporate media exists to spread the government’s official narrative in all matters. So as is the case with Trump, when a fabrication can be caught in mid-sentence, is it strictly the fault of the media for reporting the disinfo? Can even the most repugnantly servile media be held liable when reality fails to magically reconstruct itself just to conform to the assertions of politicians?
Of course there is division within the government, within any and every government across the world and throughout history, because humanity by design is at odds with itself and nobody can truly be faithful to one another. But this does not signify that any of the governmental factions is “good”. It’s honestly what politics holds in common with creative fields, how at the end of the day it’s really just people looking to use others for personal fulfillment, and without bringing anything even remotely useful to the table themselves.
There are no good people.