Every single day we are subjected to more base lies disguised as lofty truths.
Breathing freely without two masks is selfish. Staying indoors is good for your neighbors. Our differences are what make us a community. We are all in this together.
Powerful black people are oppressed and poor white people are privileged.
Qanon is marching on Washington and the Ku Klux Klan is right behind every door.
Men are women, women are men, and pregnant women make great professional soldiers.
Power-grabs are voting rights. Election integrity threatens “the bedrock of American democracy.”
Joe Biden is an historic visionary.
“War is peace.”
“Democracy dies in darkness.”
Except that last one is true. The problem, of course, is while corporate media were excited to scream it from the rooftops during President Donald Trump’s four years in office, at a time the most powerful people in the country are insisting the truth is a lie and their lies are the truth, many of our best-known reporters are not merely absent, they’re complicit.