In this modern political world, Americans are constantly on the lookout for “fake news”, but there is a new game in town as well: Straight up fiction.
It has become incredibly difficult in this day and age to discern what constitutes reality, at least when it comes to the glut of “news” that we can find in the mainstream media. Sure, there has long been plenty of “spin”, but what we’re experiencing today is something else entirely.
Worse still are the cultural influencers who are conjuring all sorts of fantastical future possibilities, preying on the fear of their fans.
In a tweet sarcastically celebrating Independence Day, Joss Whedon also claimed that Trump’s “fascist” administration was backed by “illegal militias” in a scenario more closely resembling a military dictatorship.
“We have a racist, fascist president who’s using armed thugs in law enforcement & illegal militias to keep us cowed & hopeless & he’ll take the 2020 election by armed force & blatant, treasonous criminality & that’s us now, we’re the country with concentration camps so happy 4th,” he said, without providing any evidence for his claims.
Remember, this is the same man who brought us several incarnations of the Captain America story, and who is on track to break maybe every box office record left standing. This is no basement-dwelling, 4Chan cretin creating LARPS on a lark.
This is simply the latest in a long line of Hollywood heretics attempting to paint the President of The United States as on some sort of authoritarian path to everlasting power – a sentiment that has real world consequences. These dog whistles have already incurred their effects on the country, most notably with the 2017 congressional assassination attempt by former Bernie Sanders campaign worker James T. Hodgkinson.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.