If You Can’t Trust Internet Subcultures Based On Neon Anthropomorphic Small Horses, Who Can You Trust?
|Amy Widdowson||Jun 25, 2020||1|
Dear ones! This week has been a doozy (I mean, not as much of a doozy as this person’s week but...) so I haven’t sat down and written you in a few days, and my goodness is there still some STUFF going on in the world. So let’s get to it!
When in doubt, read Catherine Rampell at the Washington Post, especially on how the US has abandoned all of its scientific advantages and expertise to just… I dunno… let the novel coronavirus win? And yet she someone ends on a hopeful-ish note, looking at how this failure of American “exceptionalism” may lead to a re-examining of national pride, ending her piece with, “Maybe a more realistic assessment of our flaws — a crack in the national narcissism — will motivate change, at least if politicians ever catch up with their constituents.”
Today, in headlines that 2010 Amy couldn’t have even hallucinated if she tried really hard to do so: My Little Pony Fans Are Ready to Admit They Have a Nazi Problem. But in all seriousness, this is a great piece that asks “If you’ve gone online to live in a fantasy space, can you avoid taking responsibility when the real world finds its way in?”
Speaking of Nazi headlines that nearly made me spit my coffee on my MacBook, A US Soldier Allegedly Gave Classified Information To Satanic Neo-Nazis With The Goal Of Starting A New War. 2020, wtaf are you doing?!?!
And finally, once again I marvel at how the writers at McSweeney’s find a way to break into my brain and illustrate one of my weird passing thoughts, but thank goodness for them: I Am Liesl Von Trapp And I Owe The Resistance An Apology.
Hey awesome humans, stand up right now, get your self some water, and remind yourself you are doing your best. You’ve got this. Be kind to yourself, and to each other.