In the post reality, you are free to choose your own reality, no matter how absurd, illogical, or dangerous it may be. In the post reality, the mind is set free to invent extraordinary worlds of fabrication, even if that world runs entirely contrary to wisdom, truth, and logic. You may say this is beginning to sound a little like artistic invention, but not at all, because the artist is quite clear about art being art, and reality being reality. In the post reality, the actors pretend to be operating in the zone of the real: they believe firmly and unequivocally in their suspended reality.
It’s not just TRUMP who is on trial, it’s EVERYTHING, as we bear witness to this epic slide into the heart of darkness. The televisual spectacle of the Impeachment Hearings, the scaled up amplification of partisan rancor that puts Watergate to shame, has been the greatest court room drama of all time, revealing every crime imaginable against the democratic system, and for that matter, humanity itself.
XTreme TRUMPological Xcess abounds. In the continuing drama of the Impeachment Hearings, we see unfolding before our unbelieving eyes, a madcap diplomatic adventure in war-torn Ukraine that puts to shame even the most twisted, convoluted, edge-of-your-seat Hollywood sagas. This is one for the ages: as of yesterday, the drama zeroed in on one millionaire hotel magnate cum TRUMP Ambassador to No Good, Gordon Sondland. What a moment!
“I hope today shed’s light rather than generates heat.” – Jon Meacham
Here we are, the impeachment hearings, at the nexus of two opposing realities. It is not TRUMP who is on trial, it is reality itself, or at least the now anachronistic notion of a shared, collective reality. Today, we live in the post reality, in which there is no longer separation between that which is real and that which is not.
He is a weapon of mass dissemination controlling the Network, launching digital missives that reverberate across the mediascape with thunderous retweets and likes. We are, in fact, losing the information war to a totalitarian who has taken one-way control of social media.
This is the SHOW, the Episode, the Installment of XTreme TRUMPology he never scripted. The SHOW has now moved beyond control, as TRUMP is systematically crushed by those willing to risk everything to tell the truth. All he has left is the suspension of disbelief, as Loyalists who attempt to defend him drown in a sinking quagmire of toxic disinformation in their last gasp to hang on for dear life to the illusion of power.