One reason why it’s so hard to get a handle on American politics, to say anything sensible about it, is that it takes place almost entirely in a hallucination. The country that most Americans feel they are living in does not actually exist. In this, as in so many other ways, Trump’s reign has been a powerful – I would even say unprecedented – rending of the veils. […]
Also from the article.
“Human kind cannot bear very much reality,” as that old Missouri tomcat, T.S. Eliot, once said. But Americans now seem unable to bear any reality at all. Witness the earnest liberals of today, those who tout their “complex” – even “dark” – view of American society. They “know” that the nation was built wholly on the hideous evils of slavery and genocide, sustained over centuries. They “know” that these foundational American systems of rapine and domination have been extended across the face of the earth. They “know” our military has committed (and enabled) sickening atrocities and mass murder throughout the whole of our history, right down to this very hour. They “know” our “intelligence community” (one of the more sick-making expressions in the American lexicon) engage in surveillance, subversion, coups, assassinations – skullduggeries of every imaginable stripe. (And no doubt some that we proles have not yet imagined.)
This bears repeating.
“Human kind cannot bear very much reality.”
Well, you’d better start bearing it because it’s about to get even uglier. You’ll soon have no choice but to wake up from your dreamlike stupor because the reality of your fucked situation is about to slap the shit out of you!
Just yesterday, some American bigshot just announced that the coronavirus would be good for America since it would bring back jobs to American soil. He has lost his mind. With China about to lose millions of her citizens and stores are closing left and right and the Chinese government is even now flying in supplies because the grocery stores are running out of food, not to mention, Russia has closed her border with China, the situation ain’t looking so good. Airline pilots and flight attendants are demanding that flights to China, cease because they are too afraid of contracting the coronavirus. Many countries have stopped flights from arriving from China and just what do you think that means? It means that all the ‘goods’ that are on the shelves in Walmart and Target and the other few retail stores that are open are going to start emptying out. Your online orders will also be affected and even if it’s not, do you trust what’s coming from China through the mail? Do you know exactly how long the coronavirus can live on a non-porous surface? Do you even know all the facts on how this virus is spread? And what about that Chinese food that’s being delivered via Uber Eats? Did a worker in the Chinese restaurant manage to leave China before the quarantine started? Because it has been estimated that at least five million left the infected city before the quarantine and I am quite sure that you have seen at least one video that has exposed the fact that the Chinese will eat anything.
But Mr. American bigshot wants to spout off at the mouth that this virus is going to be a good thing for Americans because it will bring jobs back. How many factories are up and running and ready to produce all the ‘goods’ that have been shipped from China for decades now? The factories that used to produce what we consumed were shuttered aeons ago. They have all rotted. This fool thinks that someone can just open the factory doors and escort the dumb Americans inside to produce what? Americans have been dumbed down so much that they wouldn’t even begin to know what to do. Better hope those robots hurry up and come down the pike. And lord help us if the robots are being made in China because if they are, then we are royally fucked.
So, are you still in your dreamlike stupor? Are you still living in a Utopian fantasy world? Well if you are, you are about to receive your wake up call. Welcome to hell!