Fallacies Replacing Facts
Whiskeytown Lake from Brandy Creek Marina
I live in a small California town where too many people have been watching Fox news and listening to Talk Radio for at least 20 uninterrupted years.
I live here because it is in a breathtakingly beautiful and sparsely populated part of the most progressive state in America. I love this place and I love those people, plants and animals who love living here, too.
A pair of mated geese at Whiskeytown Lake
I worry about the cognitive damage to people being subjected to long term toxic messaging. After so many years of right-wing propaganda, they become distressed if they don’t get their fix of TALK, FOX, Coast to Coast or CNN day and night.
Rushing water in Brandy Creek
After 20 years of conditioning, they are susceptible to fact-free right-wing rhetoric and reports of fallacious terrorist attacks all over America.
Shasta Bally snow
To prevent hoards of Trump’s fantasy foreign born rapists, murderers and vegetable pickers from pouring in over the borders, the FOX faithful are willing to give up any of our freedoms and constitutional rights as long as it harms the ‘bad dudes’ more than themselves.
Picnic table at Brandy Creek Marina
Playing on the selfishness, greed and ignorance that right-wing media cultivated in their faithful fans, the corporate elite have easily managed to insert themselves into positions of power in our government.
We now have a psychopathic, neurotic, narcissist son of a real estate tycoon in the White House to whom the brain-numbed right-wing republican supporters will listen and obey.
Rain soaked hills by Whiskeytown Lake
The American presidency is currently in the clutches of a Bircher, Libertarian, Christian-Alt-Right billionaire couple and their political influence organization. The FBI and Russia have also been implicated in election tampering to slide Trump into the White House.
These are interesting times, to put it mildly.