'Oh scream, America, scream. Believe what you see. From Heroes and Cons.'
We are in the middle of the 21st Century Breakdown.
This week, I mentally put into perspective just how f**ked up the 21st Century is.
(This post is going to be quite bitter and cynical, but bear with me! I'll try to lighten things with gifs, and I promise there'll be positivity and optimism at the end!!! 😊)
...hopefully you'll want to.
Here are 5 things Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff has taught me (without reading a word):
1. I can no longer trust my sense of reality
At this point, Trump demanding a gorilla channel seems completely plausible to me.
That it what the 21st Century - and 2016 and 2017 in particular - have done to me! And I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Related Reading: Nerd Church - The Age of Media
2. If you've got the privilege, you can get away with anything
He also has the money and the power to literally make any problem go away. And if that doesn't scare you, it f**king should.
Honestly? Scrooge McDuck would actually make a better US president... he's probably more qualified too.
3. It's only censorship if you lose the shouting match
I don't know Patrick, just be glad they've crawled back under their rock
Related Reading: #BannedBooksWeek | Nerd Church - On Censorship
4. Words have power
5. People will find a way to speak out
So, my dearest nerdlets, keep speaking out. Don't put yourselves in danger, but don't shirk from doing your bit.
And let me let you in on a secret: if you're able to live your life in a positive and honest way, then we're winning.
If you're queer, a person of colour, disabled - or any other marginalisation - every single moment of happiness and progress you snatch is one that is NOT THEIRS.
Even if you're the most privileged person on the planet, every moment you work on bringing justice and happiness to others is NOT THEIRS.
It's a win. Every single little itty-bitty moment... and isn't that just fantastic?! 😍
We can do this, ok? Don't let the b*****ds tell you otherwise.
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