Inside Moondeer’s Bane

Decoding the color code in Carl’s quote.

So it’s the bits highlighted in yellow that most resonated with me upon reading this quote from Carl’s book, as I felt they worked together to perfectly describe the bane of my Twitter experience.

Spending nearly two years trying to draw attention to the bifurcated information ecosystem (and f$&king failing miserably), all the while holding out hope some soul who presumes to lead might arrive at this realization organically (to my knowledge none thus far have), has led me to believe that this failure to recognize the ***bifurcated information ecosystem ***as the root cause of our societal devolution … to recognize that the solving of this problem is prerequisite for progress … formidably indicates that…

no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues

Since late January, I’ve seen the merging of our dual reality bubbles back into that shared reality of yesteryear as the fail proof way to flip our devolution back towards evolution. Nobody else would appear to agree. The dopamine release induced by social media tribalism seduces large swaths into mistaking memes for movements … actively pushing back against the return of that shared reality. Our critical faculties have, indeed, declined … leaving us…

unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true

Social media has supplanted print media as a news source for the average American. The repercussions have yet to be taken seriously. The main line of anonymous, unfiltered, bad faith propaganda that has been fed by these platforms into the fabric of American society is precisely what enabled our shared reality to be fractured into the dual reality configuration we currently have today. The influence held by social media platforms Twitter and Facebook is staggering…

awesome technological powers are in the hands of very few

How many bills have garnered 70+% approval from the people and cannot even be brought forth for a vote?

The Democratic Party, as the majority, most represents the people. The people’s agenda cannot be set…

the people have lost the ability

They have lost this ability on account of the obstructionist agenda set by the GOP. The Republican Party (despite being in the minority and with an assist from Manchin that cannot be overstated) practically have the ability…

to set their own agenda

I think, perhaps, watching over twenty-two million Americans jump headfirst into the belief of a shadowy high-power cabal drinking up babies whilst wearing little girl faces in the pursuit of immortality secretly running the nation might even have surprised Carl … however much he feared we’d…

slide, almost without noticing, back into superstitiQn and darkness

In 1996, someone identifying as a Republican was more likely to have a college degree than someone identifying as a Democrat1.

Fox News launched their cable channel in 1996. Has ignorance ever been more celebrated? Much may be said about this particular entertainment television network. I believe Carl summed it up spectacularly…

The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the thirty-second sound bites (now down to ten seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance


  1. www.pewresearch.org/politics/… ↩︎