these days all feel like limbo
we’re in a strange, late-stage Emperor Has No Clothes moment, but it’s basically about the media. all of these absurd stories about billionaires in space and tent cities on the ground yet nothing about how we do anything—include reporting the news—has changed.
i tend to think the media is so relieved trump is gone that they just don’t give a shit about anything else, including the fact that acting like he never existed has only provided the last nail in the coffin for a completely failed state of journalism in america.
people in the united states have convinced themselves that living in a competition for roles to support this terrible machine is the way our society should move forward. i can’t imagine having a kid in this country now, the way our culture is built to thwart imagination and control creativity.
reporters by trade aren’t supposed to show emotion, but like, we’re literally telling one another, repeatedly, that we’re all about to die, completely deadpan. that’s some actually funny shit.