Welcome back to Propagandada!!!
So I noticed that I didn’t post anything in 2014 or 2016, and only twice in 2013 and once in 2015. I’ve been busy with taking care of my Mom and social media gets more attention than this blog so I let Propaganda languish. But look out folks, it’s 2017. Mom is still here, though not sure for how long. She enters Year 4 since her affliction has made her completely unable to care for herself. This isn’t going to be about that however.
The world has been spun around on it’s heels in the past week since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the United States of America’s 45th President. The amount of propagandada material generated just in one week has sparked what can only be called a rebirth for this site. Maybe a redesign is in order…
The first week of the Trump Presidency has been a total shitshow. From obsessing over Inauguration attendance, a lying press secretary spouting “alternative facts”, executive orders that outraged many, to the largest Women’s Rights March ever and as I write, 1000s of people protesting in many of the country’s international airports over an order banning travel from 7 Middle Eastern countries. And on top of all this, the coup de grace, or maybe the coup d’etat, an announcement yesterday that the US Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the President’s National Security Council and replaced with Trump advisor Steve Bannon. Oh yeah, did I mention the falling out between the Administration and Mexico over the Wall that will never get built because we can’t afford it? Or the resignation of the top four senior officials in the State Department rather than serve under Rex Tillerson? Or that Jeffrey Sessions might actually get approved to be our next AG? And what did Trump and Putin really talk about? And he says during a interview on ABC that torture works? and that there was voter fraud that cost him the popular vote? and that they wanna strike down the ACA asap??? Plus there’s more that I missed I’m sure.
People are saying on the tv to give Trump a chance, he’s just getting started… but he’s the equivalent of a bull in a glass shop. He doesn’t seem to understand that he can start a war with just a tweet though that might be just what he wants to do.
Popular Twitter hashtags of the week tell the story in 140 characters or less: #SpicerFacts #StopPresidentBannon #NotNormal #AltFacts #RogueNASA #AltNatParkSer #MuslimBan #NoBanNoWall
It’s almost all too much to believe that these are some of the events which have happened in here in the USofA this past week. If the administration wasn’t trying to capitalize so much on people’s fears it might be funny. Some of it is so surreal it is funny. There is definitely a Dada element to Trump’s performance, and the propaganda meters are vibrating off the scales. The events of the past week have sparked many artists and activists into action. Alternative facts are popping up everywhere we look! More later… in the meantime, some humor below and here.