Now, just what is it about Facebook 2.duh that makes me so happy? Isn’t this just adding to the politicization of America? Won’t this allow people to retreat even further into a bubble of right wing propaganda?
You’re damn right it does! And it’s a good thing, too.
Back in the late 60s/early 70s, a concerted, long-term effort was under taken to build an alternate reality in the media, one in which conservative values would be propagated. Fox News is the crown jewel of this concept. AM Hate Radio plays a strong supporting role and the fever swamp that is World Net Daily and other right-wing websites make sure that conservatives can snuggle deep into a world that agrees with everything they believe.
What makes this a good thing for America, and really, the rest of the world, is that once conservatives are fully engulfed in the bubble of right-wing ideology, something remarkable happens:
They forget they’re in a bubble. They forget to hide their hatred of blacks. They forget to hide their disgust for strong, independent women. They forget to pretend they’re against abortion when really they want women to suffer for having sex.
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