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February 11, 2013

Addendum to My Last Post

Commenters are adding some dimensions to the Space Cadets hoax -- comparing it to the media generally.

It's actually a great point: Our "reality" is a rather consensual thing, isn't it? Brian Williams is a thoughtful, credible anchorman because enough People In Red Ties decided he is, right?

Obama Cares About the Poor (despite blocking the poor's only avenue of advancement, school choice) because People Who Pick the Pictures That Appear on Our TV have said he does.

This show is about -- now that commenters have spurred me into thinking about -- the basic untrustworthiness of the media and the dynamics of groupthink among those with suggestible minds and how the eye may be tricked and how the brain might ignore the blatant truth right in front of your nose to indulge in pleasing fiction.

I actually... did not see any of that on first viewing. I just saw a fun, extravagantly-funded practical joke. But it is all there.

Our current "show," called America's Last Spasms, will have a similarly heartbreaking ending.

Of Course... Now that I've highlighted these clips they're going to all get taken down so I don't know why I'm even bothering.

Maybe they'll make it available on Netflix or something. (It's not available now.)

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posted by Ace at 06:01 PM

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