Category Archives: American fascism

Fake news versus real news in a dictatorship: upsidedownism and samisdat in the U.S. of A.

How peculiarly upside down things are. As I was commenting on the scary Charlie Warzel interview with a games designer,I kept thinking about samisdat. I kept reading and typing and thinking, “What the hell?” Trump calls our free press, our … Continue reading

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Remember the Russians’ default political smear?

While working on Part Two: The Fakes of Life for my book, How I Learned The Facts of Life, I picked up a pattern in the Russian attacks on our 2016 election. They throw out false accusations (kompromat) of pedophilia … Continue reading

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“I did the research”: A must-read column about QAnon and its believers

Eagerly, I clicked on Charlie Warzel’s New York Times column today, “Is QAnon the Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory of the 21st Century? ‘It’s a collaborative fiction built on wild speculation that hardens into reality.’” Immediately I was drawn in, because … Continue reading

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