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What if we stopped pretending (Jon Franzen essay)

Postby TheVat on September 8th, 2019, 4:54 pm 

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultu ... pretending

Thought provoking analysis of what's coming with our warming planet.
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Re: What if we stopped pretending (Jon Franzen essay)

Postby Serpent on September 8th, 2019, 9:08 pm 

I guess this guy is on a few alt right shit-lists.
There is an old Hungarian saying: "Tell the truth, they'll crack your skull."
That's why MSM doesn't, except for a few low-key talk programs on public television and radio that nobody watches, except the people who already know. The commercial ones can't afford to lose sponsors.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49627153
At the same time, dirty Alberta oil runs a series of prime-time ads about how their revenue will "make a greener future".
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Re: What if we stopped pretending (Jon Franzen essay)

Postby TheVat on September 9th, 2019, 8:56 am 

Wow. That's darkly funny in an Orwellian way.
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Re: What if we stopped pretending (Jon Franzen essay)

Postby Serpent on September 9th, 2019, 10:27 am 

We've been deep in Orwellian territory for a century.
Another guy who knew his pease porridge.
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