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An excerpt from HyperNormalisation (2016) by Adam Curtis

Welcome to the post-truth world. You know it’s not real. But you accept it as normal.  There is more out there.

HyperNormalisation. We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – they have no idea what to do.

This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.

It shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West – not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves – have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. Because it is all around us we accept it as normal. But there is another world outside. Forces that politicians tried to forget and bury forty years ago – that then festered and mutated – but which are now turning on us with a vengeful fury. Piercing through the wall of our fake world. — HyperNormalisation : Adam Curtis 

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  • Dogs Pigs Sheep April 8, 2022, 11:12 AM

    The problem with normal is that is always gets worse.
    Don’t look now but a federal judge reinstated the fed employee vax mandate and every democrat or CPUSA comrade voted against a proposed amendment to a domestic terrorism bill that would have prevented American intelligence and security agencies from receiving taxpayer funds to “monitor, analyze, investigate or prosecute” Americans unvaccinated against COVID-19. (H/t-NW)

  • gwbnyc April 8, 2022, 11:28 AM

    the BBC* aint fit to to wipe skunk ass.

    *Britoid for “NPR”

    • gwbnyc April 8, 2022, 11:38 AM

      “suicide bombers, Donald Trump, …”


    • Mike Austin April 8, 2022, 12:04 PM

      The BBC is a member in good standing of Globohomo. My God, the lies it has told over the past few decades! A pity really, as I used to turn to it for world news on a short-wave radio when I was out of the country. But I gave that up long ago.

      Now I simply ignore whatever it says. The subject matter is irrelevant.

      • gwbnyc April 8, 2022, 4:57 PM

        a simple 15 second BBC radio piece on even the blandest of topics, say making a pumpkin pie, will leave me knowing it’s all my damn fault.

  • ghostsniper April 8, 2022, 1:50 PM

    “Welcome to the post-truth world.”
    Stop trying to pretty it up.
    There is no such thing as “post-truth”.
    What the writer really meant was “Welcome to the lying assed world”, but chose to lie about it.
    When discovered, I reject all lies outright, especially when they are *told about me*.
    And, I’ll ridicule the shit out of the lie teller, goading it to go “kinetic” as they say.
    If you require truth you must reject the lies.
    It’s possible to do this in reality but impossible in the fake reality.
    Seems some folk can no longer tell one from the other.
    They are useless, maybe worse. shrug
    **Watch for a certain cowardly, lying pedophile troll to show up now that I’ve triggered it.

  • ThisIsNotNutella April 8, 2022, 6:26 PM

    This is something which would flummox your rulers. It was written by a man who drives a forklift in a warehouse. Never went to university. It’s not supposed to think. It’s not supposed to write. It’s supposed to die!


    “Our masters have socially engineered society into a hellish incarnation of an archaic death-cult wherein the trans lunatics get to play out their roles as demented ‘‘kings for a day, fools for a lifetime’’ by lauding it over civilizational norms. They wear their mutilated organs which can’t engage in sex or procreation as abominable parodies of fertility. The very essence of life is mocked and derided in a warped frenzy of malicious narcissism and hatred of normality.

    The world-planners must be proud of their trans-creations in the same way Australian farmers were once proud that the Myxomatosis virus had taken hold in the first few rabbits. People who manage land and animals have traditionally done so by shooting and culling pest populations manually or with traps. Myxomatosis relied on a different strategy which involved infecting rabbits with a virus which slowly and gradually blinded and gelded them. If the disease killed too quickly it would be less efficient because the virus would not have the chance to spread.”