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America Won’t Convict Killer Cops Because It Couldn’t Care Less

Disinformation - 2 hours 9 min ago
Jaws hit the floor yesterday in the case of Michael Slager, better known as the cop who shot an unarmed man named Walter Scott, when a jury of 11 whites and one black person said it looked like they were heading for a mistrial. The post America Won’t Convict Killer Cops Because It Couldn’t Care Less appeared first on disinformation.

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News and Lies 2: We Can Weaponize Fiction, But How Do We Monetize Truth?

Disinformation - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 07:44
We may find no better presentation of the crisis of the hollowness of appearance than Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation — the surface has subsumed the possibility of an essence. The post News and Lies 2: We Can Weaponize Fiction, But How Do We Monetize Truth? appeared first on disinformation.

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Reconnecting with the Beauty of the Pure Black Night Sky in the Age of Light Pollution

Disinformation - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:00
Modernity has brought increased convenience and comfort to countless lives, but there have been unintended consequences as well. Increasing urbanization has caused more and more people worldwide to lose their primal connection with nature... The post Reconnecting with the Beauty of the Pure Black Night Sky in the Age of Light Pollution appeared first on disinformation.

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News and Lies 1: In Defense of (some) Propaganda

Disinformation - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 07:31
There’s been a lot of blow-back regarding fake news — which is to say, fiction using the style of news stories and disguised as news stories The post News and Lies 1: In Defense of (some) Propaganda appeared first on disinformation.

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Don’t Fool Yourself, with Pizzagate, The Witch Hunts Aren’t Just Coming, They’re Already Here

Disinformation - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:00
A few people asked me what I thought about the supposed Marina Abramovic scandal a few weeks back when it hit and I was just sort of like, ummm, what scandal? The post Don’t Fool Yourself, with Pizzagate, The Witch Hunts Aren’t Just Coming, They’re Already Here appeared first on disinformation.

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Netanyahu’s Divine Intervention

Disinformation - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:00
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is the quintessential Teflon politician. Though his many years as a statesman have been plagued by one scandal after another, he remains at the helm of Israel unscathed and unchallenged. The post Netanyahu’s Divine Intervention appeared first on disinformation.

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Robbed of Agency

Disinformation - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 06:58
A San Francisco cabbie has to make the decision whether to get up butt ass early to gamble on some prodigal son heading to the airport trying to make it home to L.A. in time for the festivities, or sleep in. The post Robbed of Agency appeared first on disinformation.

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A Message for ‘Disinfomedia’

Disinformation - Sun, 11/27/2016 - 16:50
Disinformation’s more politically engaged readers will likely be aware of the so-called “fake news” furore. At its center is a man called Jestin Coler, who claims to be CEO and founder of... The post A Message for ‘Disinfomedia’ appeared first on disinformation.

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Why I Hate Thanksgiving

Disinformation - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 09:40
What’s your take on Thanksgiving, American disinfonauts? Do you love all that overeating and American Football on TV, not to mention time spent with family? Mitchel Cohen (writer, activist, poet, former chair... The post Why I Hate Thanksgiving appeared first on disinformation.

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In Resistance to Trump, “Community” Should Be a Verb

Disinformation - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 15:00
Against a Trump regime that is totally unacceptable, we’ll need resistance that’s sustainable. Like a healthy forest, the resistance will depend on great diversity to thrive — a wide range of people... The post In Resistance to Trump, “Community” Should Be a Verb appeared first on disinformation.

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Jesus Was an Alien

Disinformation - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:00
Enter the strange world of the Aetherius Society, via Mel Magazine: In 1954, a London cabbie named George King received a telepathic communication from an extraterrestrial intelligence named Master Aetherius: “Prepare yourself! You... The post Jesus Was an Alien appeared first on disinformation.

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In the Aftermath: the Berlusconi/Trump Parallel Continues

Disinformation - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:00
Now that the “surprise” has made itself manifest to the world — though it was hardly a surprise to me — I suspect that it would be useful for American readers to explain what happened to Berlusconi once he was elected, in order to know what to expect will happen to Trump. The post In the Aftermath: the Berlusconi/Trump Parallel Continues appeared first on disinformation.

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The Strange but True Facts Regarding the Election of Donald J. Trump

Disinformation - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:34
As you know, I’ve been teaching English at CSU Long Beach for well over ten years now. I’d like to think I have some modicum of wisdom and experience. Nonetheless, I made a very stupid mistake last week... The post The Strange but True Facts Regarding the Election of Donald J. Trump appeared first on disinformation.

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Three Sermons from the Saints of Psychosis

Disinformation - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 19:00
If Paul Harvey were the Devil, he’d sound like Dr. Bronner and Francis E. Dec reading soap bottles to each other in a steaming shower. He’d convince you that hate is in... The post Three Sermons from the Saints of Psychosis appeared first on disinformation.

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Michael Shannon Did Not Threaten Anyone

Disinformation - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:00
In a recent interview, the apparently outspoken actor, Michael Shannon, was quoted as saying “If you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn”, a statement that resonates with those of us who... The post Michael Shannon Did Not Threaten Anyone appeared first on disinformation.

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Refuge

Disinformation - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:00
I must say that the difference between what I thought was happening and what is actually happening is staggeringly different. It’s served as a reminder of the importance of looking into things ourselves and being very cautious about the narratives we allow to rule our minds and hearts. The post Refuge appeared first on disinformation.

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Father Hannah

Disinformation - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:00
Detour Passengers, I’m down with the flu, folks. And there’s been a cold rain and grey clouds hovering over San Francisco in recent days – both figuratively and literally. So, your driver... The post Father Hannah appeared first on disinformation.

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How Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, got Donald Trump’s ear

Disinformation - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:17
Congratulations Alex, you deserve the WaPo profile story: Last December, amid the jumbled Republican presidential nomination scrum, Donald Trump carved out a half an hour for a live video interview with a... The post How Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, got Donald Trump’s ear appeared first on disinformation.

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Donald Trump is the Enemy The Left Has Always Needed

Disinformation - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 06:23
Donald Trump hasn’t even taken the presidency and he’s done more for the Left than Noam Chomsky has in 10 years. The post Donald Trump is the Enemy The Left Has Always Needed appeared first on disinformation.

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No, Half of America Didn’t Just Lose Their F*cking Minds, They Were Intentionally Driven Insane.

Disinformation - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 20:28
I’m sure some people here have by now read the Cracked.com listicle by David Wong, How Half of America Lost Its Fucking Mind. I mean, at this point it’s been clicked on over 9 million... The post No, Half of America Didn’t Just Lose Their F*cking Minds, They Were Intentionally Driven Insane. appeared first on disinformation.

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