Musings from Southern New Mexico

Month: May 2022

The Darkness Spreads

Each day, the well-funded shadow of authoritarian anti-democratic disinformation spreads further across the planet. The simple, the gullible, and the hateful are easily impressed into the ranks of its followers. If we have not reached the tipping point, we soon will. Every nickel of “tax relief” to the already very wealthy went not, as the Chicago School propaganda had always claimed, to reinvestment. Rather, it all went directly to extremely high cost-to-benefit ration bribes in the form of “campaign contributions.” There is nothing we can do about it.

The Federalist Society, which has long served as the recruiting ground for potential anti-democracy saboteurs for placement within the judiciary, has crossed its threshold. It no longer need hide its daggers. Its poisons also need no mask. It has already pulled the trigger on its plan to dismantle democracy (along with all the protections that democracy affords its citizens). No member of the Federalist Society is loyal to the United States Constitution.

The current United States Attorney General is a member of the Federalist Society. That is why he appears to be serving to prevent the application of justice to overtly guilty participants in a coup to overthrow the government of the United States of America. He is almost certainly a collaborator in ensuring the continuation of the coup whose ultimate goal is the elimination of representative democracy in America.


It has been eleven days since I deleted my Twitter account. I had a number of relationships on that platform that I really enjoyed. Included among them were authors of books and blogs (from the Golden Age of blogging) whose work I had consumed going back over 20 years. But after coming to terms with the fact that Facebook had become exclusively an anti-democracy propaganda outlet, I understood what the intention of another undeservedly absurdly wealthy anti-democratic sociopath would be. After Musk’s first statement – which I regarded (probably correctly) as an attempt to manipulate the market – that he would buy Twitter, I stated that I would quit the platform if it were acquired by that mediocre intellect, and on that very day. An assortment of trolls and legitimate users stated something to the effect of “Every person who claims he or she will quit Twitter if Musk buys it is a liar and also [some variant of ‘stupid’].”

The deal was announced.

That day I quit.

Somewhere over a week now, the fog I’d been living in is finally starting to clear. I’m absolutely appalled at the amount of time I must have wasted on that platform over the past several years. I feel like I am free of an infection, and I don’t think I’ll ever miss it.

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