The problem with American culture right now is that television has inverted reality. Television was originally intended to reflect reality, to bring you events in real time, “and you are there,” as Walter Cronkite intoned. Television was going to give us a handle on the world and its events. We could see and analyze what was happening first hand. All that is changed, now. The actual events of the world are secondary and television has become the reality. A lot of people, believe it or not, cannot accept the fact that something that they saw on television did not really happen the way they saw it. And they get very upset when you try to explain things in real world terms.
"I watched it on TV" pic.twitter.com/f6umkioJox
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) May 8, 2021
You can’t convince these people and it’s not the first time Donie O’Sullivan has tried. This is a special feature of his interviewing people who are beyond reason.
I watched a giant tarantula knock down a house on TV once, and then I watched giant grasshoppers crawl up the side of the Empire State Building, and, oh yeah, there was a giant ape on top of that same building and I watched him swat at airplanes. And this was before I ever went to school: but I was able to discern fantasy from reality. But who knows? If there had been a presidential candidate running on the platform that King Kong was real, and I was invested in that emotionally for some reason, maybe it would have been a different story.
Here’s a bonus clip on how “Space Force could prevent the next 9/11,” also the musings/ravings of Florida MAGAs.
— MJR jnr (@onetruebritt) May 8, 2021
And this is where the Cyber Ninjas hail from, small wonder.