John Oliver on OAN
Saturdays are a good time for America’s finest civics teacher to fill you in on the conspiracy theory factory and disinformation freak show that is now Trump’s primary media diet and therefore the principal source of information for the entire MAGA Cult, which is about 40% of the American electorate.
For perspective, OAN makes FOX look like Pulitzer winners, and that is very very bad. Because Trump is teaching the Cult that only OAN can be truly trusted.
Just as the human body cannot have a diet that is forty percent sugar and salt and hope to avoid grave illness and death, so the body politic cannot treat an informational diet of lies and paranoid conspiracy theories with no basis in reality as revealed truth from Sinai and hope to avoid grave mental, moral, and spiritual illness and death. It’s up to Normals to be aware of this latest movement of the Enemy.
And by enemy, I mean powers and principalities and spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places, not mere mortals (Ephesians 6:12). Never forget. I am a Catholic first. This is primarily a spiritual battle–against Christ–not a political battle against Biden or Dems. And incredibly (at least to me) it is those Christians who twenty years ago were the loudest advocates of Sticking With the Holy Father and Anti-Cafeteria Catholicism who are now the proudest foes of the Holy Father and the biggest champions of paranoid lies and conspiracy theories. I will discuss this in more detail next week and why I think that for all the the politics of the thing, the core of it is (as all of human history is) the struggle for the soul of the Body of Christ and not the future of the entirely ephemeral United States of America.
But for the moment, this is sufficient to beguile a few minutes of your time, learn about the latest spiritual sewage delivery conduit and put a stopper in it: