Propaganda. That’s not the breakfast of champions, but the junk food of a bored and spoiled American middle class who do not have specialist training, but too many shoes in their closet and way too many game apps on their godphones.
But Axios, as usual, misreads the signs of ennui as radicalization.
When you do not have genuine emotions, you look for someone else to give a crib sheet to tell you how to behave.
And Americans have been indoctrinated by Hollywood and journalism for decades; so they are not used to independent thought, or worse, independent emotion.
But now that Hollywood is unravelling and journalism is dead, they crib from the Troll Scroll, thinking they are outraged, but they are actually just bored and spoiled.
That youth did not become effortlessly rich and famous through social media has suddenly gotten them wanting a pension by demanding champagne socialism.
You do not want to put in effort and slog through numerous failures on your path to success, and you think you are a radical?
Not even close.
Throwing a temper tantrum is not being radicalized. That is being a air-headed diva.
People want the app on their smart phone that decrees them a god. They have way too much free time on their hands and do not know what to do with themselves in a democracy.
When rich white celebrities who abuse underlings and drive around in limos as they demand fashion designers give them free clothes pretend to be part of a “Resistance”, you know the “movement” is a fraud (you tell them, Rose McGowan).
And so intellectually insensitive are these rage pukers, that they haven’t notice the narrative shift in #MeToo: from women being architects of their own future, to pathetic victims and damsels who need saving.
You think maybe those rich old white men relics hijacked the movement for their own political ends, people?
Are you really that blind?
Well, yes, you are.
The Left got arrogant and lazy in 2016: they thought having window-dressing rich white woman and wife of a philandering workplace harasser as a presidential candidate made them look progressive. When she proved to be a dud, the plan was to virtue-signal and vote-shame the little people…
And it blew up in their white privilege faces.
Now they are trying to convince the little people they are “radicalized.”
No, you’re not.
You’re just sore because nobody wants to watch your YouTube channel or bother with your Instagram or Twitter dung.
Big Tech made big, huge promises to gullible and neglected youth, and like all big, huge promises, it was a lie.
And now people want someone to pay because they aren’t special.
Get over yourselves.
You are just throwing a temper tantrum. You are threatening a revolution, but can’t even handle people clapping? Who is going to do this revolution for you? Dragging grampy from the nursing home to do it for you?
You don’t actually know which level of government controls what areas of society. You don’t know your local candidates or which public relations firms have been hired to manipulate you.
And yes, PR is behind this little game in a bid to distract Americans so they do not see the obvious machinations foreign entities are conducting to make themselves rich at your expense.
And if you think it is just Russia, then you are just stupid.
America is being played because they have value, and the leeches are salivating.
But if it were to come to actual effort and work, these same woke radicals wouldn’t actually do it.
They are staring at their phones like morons, looking for some group called They to tell them what to do.
When you have a group of people expecting some mysterious They to make the changes and do the actual work, you do not have a radicalized country.
You have lazy pigs grunting as they roll in the mud.
The bad news is that 99% of the quality of your life is up to you.
The good news is that 99% of the quality of your life is up to you.
During the First World War, my grandfather was a fourteen year old homeless Croatian youth living under a bridge in Belgrade.
No government program. No basic income. No welfare. No medicare. No subsidies. No homeless shelter.
Squat, it was war.
And within a few short months, he became wealthy.
During a war. In a city where he had no connections or relatives to help out.
He didn’t look to the government. He exploited the situation. He didn’t let the situation exploit him.
He had no use for politics. He didn’t believe politicians. He was disgusted by politics and anyone gullible enough to be political. He lived a monstrously epic full life and had full control during monarchy, anarchy, and socialism that did not put a ding in his upper-class lifestyle where he hunted with royalty, won buildings in poker games, and otherwise lived it up in ways you middle class sore losers could never imagine, let alone have the guts or gravitas to pull off.
The problem will be that no matter what happens, the discontent will see they are miserable losers no matter what happens.
And then what?
It never matters who is in power. The rich are rich in capitalism and in socialism. The poor are poor no matter if government nannies them or ignores them. The middle class are middle class because they are sheeple who are willing to eat dung with a painted smile and follow their overlord’s scripts.
You are who you are.
No one owes you anything.
Why people still cling on to the fairytales of ideology and politics when they have been exposed as corrupt from both the Left and the Right shows the pure intellectual sloth of the masses.
Life is short. Radicalization is for suckers who get played by old rich people.
Those who thrive are the realists who are sensible, empirical, active, and have humility so they never get dragged on to a propagandist’s hamster wheel.
And most importantly of all, their purpose in life is not to keep looking for applause and validation from a mob…