I remember, shortly after 9/11, the TV was on.† And wasn't it always on?† No airplanes, but plenty of TV.† Apparently, that is what we do.† I don't say that it's bad or good; I say that it is what we do, now that we are the people that we have become.† An off-screen announcer said, behind plain text on a plain background, that a news blackout was commencing.† The words "martial law" were not used - I recall noticing that.† I am unsure whether the words "state of war" were used, but they certainly ran through my mind.† I never heard anything about it again.† Did it ever end?† Did it happen in the first place, or was this an ultra-elite media hoax by some sort of ‹bertroll?† Does anyone else remember this?† Was I delusional?
I feel as if I am going out on a limb, here - I feel more naked than I did even when talking about the, erm, "UFO incident".† I have found nothing online, and I have tried.† (By the way, there are a lot of nutjobs out there - though I suppose I may be one too.)
But.† If this actually happened...
So - am I alone in this?† Was it all just a dream, Auntie Em?† Some twisted persecution fantasy?† Did I mishear an announcement of a local station's policy change?† (This was in the LA area, FWIW.)† Or has it really gone that far?
As with the largely pathetic 9/11 "Truther" movement, the real eye-opener is that such possibilities are now imaginable - if you were even briefly tempted to suppose that this actually happened, consider that this means that such things have become thinkable - and consider what a state we are in, if that is the case.
But I do remember it.† I was stunned; and so I remain.† And how are you?
†Tags: Media ; Rants ; Iraq War ; Apocalypse ; Memetics
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