Jimmy Fallon Finally Speaks
This is not democracy, says Jimmy. Thanks Jimmy
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Hellllll times! Sending everyone love and strength. Here are some reads / rereads, cartoons, tentative funny corner.
Everyone wants to be a pundit right now and I think a helpful check between me and myself is: I have no idea what I’m talking about, a lot of people also don’t know. So, remember that it’s okay to log off social media and visit homepages of websites like a creature from the days of yore. Or, just keep scrolling with a reminder that things change, reactive real-time responses have merit but often miss nuance, shit is complicated. I’m good at words today!
My favorite sources: Democracy Now, Unicorn Riot, It’s Going Down. Assorted antifascist reporters on Twitter, like Antifash Gordon (also shares many similar accounts so a good source). If you go back through my newsletters I usually source from the same few places, so that too. Idk who would do that but, it exists.
Jordan Novet @jordannovetA pro-Trump protester is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. https://t.co/9GrxS3rCTZ
PBS NewsHour @NewsHour"It is striking to see the president of the United States, in a country like ours that exports democracy, say here that he wants democracy to be overturned." — @Yamiche on President Trump's call asking Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes. https://t.co/2sglCeZHEd
More things I’ve found helpful and or clarifying:
Revisit: QAnon and The New Dark Age, newsletter from late last year:
QAnon theories, like many modern conspiracy theories, were once relegated to more “fringe” areas of the internet, like 4chan and then Reddit, but have been pushed further into the mainstream as those platforms try to curb the rampant spread of fake news and hate speech. These ideas have since seeped into more “acceptable” modes of proliferation, finding buoyancy on the relatively unregulated worlds of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Tech companies have been taken lightly to task for their role in radicalization, but the overall “neutrality” falsely ascribed to algorithms makes it difficult to pinpoint who, exactly, should be responsible for the slither into seeming technological autonomy, execs giving a bunch of shrugs as children are spoon-fed increasingly sinister bot content on their views-equal-profit sites.
My Q source and good person to follow:
Sara Fischer @sarafischer#BREAKING: @reddit has banned subreddit r/Donaldtrump 1. Not official Trump subreddit 2. Ban was result of repeated violations by community since Wed for glorifying and inciting violence 3. Community moderators were given previous warnings - Story to come on @axios
Recent Good Boys and Related Toons Roundup:
Great work Zuck!
He did it!
What are the brands saying? Pretty much this. Thank you Chevron for calling for a peaceful transition of power! Think the below cartoon but macro:
Police officer has a eureka moment about the police saying “If these people can storm the Capitol building with no regard to punishment, you have to wonder how much they abuse their powers when they put on their uniforms.”
Below, a really important meme I made of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie in Sex and the City, typing away on her little computer, saying, “I couldn’t help but wonder, was I part of a fascist death cult?”
Oh my gosh edgelord indie musicians who always had edgelord views but were given a pass because their music, man, am I right, just so innovative, are actually like this? Wow, I’m shocked! Guess that marks the end of my music listening experience :(
Everyone resigning from Trump cabinet now:
I wager we’ll see a lot of pivots to Z-List reality TV shows of their choosing:
Tentatively funny things for you:
This guy and his raccoons:
This important video:
That’s all I got here’s my dog:
So much love,
Shelby + Clem