by James Fitzgerald
Four years ago the world was introduced to the concept of “fake news”. Many people may have suspected that the consensus reality of corporate news was a fantasy designed to stupefy and confuse the populace, but the validation from the incoming President Trump solidified the distrust. This was met by a self-defensive frenzy from that same media edifice that bordered on the homicidal at times. This wounded animal — suffering a collapse in audiences across the board — championed an alternative to the sitting president, who now sits behind the big brown desk in the Oval Office.
The benchmark of what constitutes a “conspiracy theory” has moved so dramatically over the past four years that claims that Joe Biden’s inauguration was pre-recorded and that he occupies a film studio rather than the real White House don’t grate the way perhaps they would have even a year ago. The mind boggles — but afterall, this is the age of the scamdemic, where large swathes of the western world have been shut down because of a virus with the severity of a common cold that has yet to be isolated (and therefore proven to exist), and which in any case can be effectively targeted by a simple and safe prophylactic such as hydroxychloroquine, which has been maligned in favor of a mass vaccination program with an experimental gene-altering compound that is not technically a vaccine. But let us not argue over semantics in times like these.