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                                 The Bourgeois Marxist in the Era of Surreality Politics

Welcome to the era of Surreality Politics! 

As the 20th-century drew to a close, reality TV became popular even though it soon become clear that it was actually contrived and just dressed up as real, like a little girl wearing stilettoes pretending to be a grown-up.  In the 21st-century, fake news is all the rage.  It concocts outrageous cocktails of conspiracy theories, stranger-than-truth fiction and slanderous assertions into short, snappy “articles” pretending to be real.  These are aimed at niche markets whose media consumers gobble up the “information” that confirms their already-established point of view.  Social media has also splintered the notion of the public square and now we can each live in our own silo/echo chamber/virtual cultural time zone in which all “facts” confirm our vision of the world.

This is an essay about numbers and language and actual facts and the Media Infotainment Complex that spawned the terror that is Donald Trump.  It is an eyewitness account of various anti-Trump protests that have been inadequately covered in some instances by the mainstream media and which took place in New York and in Washington, D.C., where I took the photo above.  It is an appeal to any right-thinking conservative to stand up for reason, rationality, enduring values and simple truth.  It is a desperate attempt to dispel various delusions because they are extraordinarily dangerous and in turn lead to the Trump administration’s deceptive, Orwellian doublespeak… 

Donald Trump, the Tangerine Bully-in-Chief, is waging a ferocious campaign against reality, fact, logic, and simple truth.                

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Melissa Tandiwe Myambo is an author, academic

and aerobics instructor.