May 05, 2008
The Great Derangement
Rolling Stone's excellent political writer, Matt Taibbi has a book coming out tomorrow called The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire. Here's the basic premise of his book:
(After 7 years of "a corrupt White House and an acquiescent corporate media") "Americans are now supposed to make their own sense of the world, but are the right messages even reaching our collective brain? Are the halves of that brain even connected? Do we know who we are anymore? Are we sane? It's a hell of a problem for a nuclear power."To promote the book, Matt made a video with animator Eric Merola. Enjoy:
You know our country has gone insane when Jesse Ventura makes more sense then the majority of talking heads and politicians we see day in and day out on the TeeVee:
"If America is changing because of the war on terrorism, then the terrorists are winning..."Donny Deutsch is a great example of the inanity of our talking head culture. He goes from a discussion of "chicken hawks" to asking Ventura about Martha Stewart (!?!?) Amazingly, Ventura is able to turn that inane question into an example of how insane America has become.