By “new journalism” I mean the non-deep state affiliated, working class, non Ivy League, non-pod Mike Cernovich, who was showing slides about facts vs propaganda inside and taking questions. That’s the new “literally Hitler!”
[I was not able to hear the talk at the time, but watched it later online, and will post it.]
You know…I have never done many disgusting, popular things. One such thing is chant. I have never chanted. Not once in my life. It seems to me like an exercise in degradation– the collapse and reversal of sovereign mind space. I would not even chant along to something I heartily agree with.
Once I submit to a chant, I give up my voice, by lending it to the injected command–the content of the chant.
“It is clear that the importunity of these devils was as monstrous as their numbers. Whenever Richly, a Cisterian abbot, closed his eyes he saw them around him as thick as dust. There were more precise estimates of their numbers, two of which are known to me, but they differ widely: one is 44,635,569; the other is 11 billion.”
Crowds and Power, Elias Canetti