• @WatDabney@sopuli.xyz
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    82 months ago

    Even with as startlingly insane as modern Anerican politics is, it still seems that RFK Jr must be some sort of troll candidate. It just doesn’t seem possible that he’s actually real, much less that he’s actually being taken seriously by some. He’s so ridiculous that it seems like he must be the invention of a couple of giggling freshmen passing a joint in a dorm room at 3AM.

    • @1984@lemmy.today
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      -52 months ago

      Your attention is the new economy.

      So you are literally giving the guy money by thinking and talking about him. I wish everyone would just turn off their TVs and stop visiting news sites. Imagine the calm and peace.

      • @hitmyspot@aussie.zone
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        42 months ago

        I wish they actually showed news. Imagine the increased empathy and better voting habits from an informed populace.

        The problem is less information overload and more using information overload to obfuscate and hide relevant information. Diverting attention rather than drawing attention.

      • @WatDabney@sopuli.xyz
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        22 months ago

        I can pretty much guarantee that he did not and will not, literally or even figuratively, make any money off of a post I wrote on lemmy.

        There’s a point somewhere under your hyperbole - if you tone it down a bit and ease off on the aggression, you’ll be more successful at making it.

  • archomrade [he/him]
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    12 months ago

    As funny as I find this - that a candidate for president whose primary characteristic is his conspiratorial paranoia had a literal worm eating his brain - I am now irrationally anxious that I could have a brain worm myself and not know about it for years.

    I wish we could just collectively agree to not ever talk about the possibility of anyone having a worm inside their brain. Just don’t tell me about it. Don’t tell me. Don’t tell me that if I had one, I probably wouldn’t feel it. Don’t tell me that I probably wouldn’t notice until it ate enough to start impacting my memory or give me seizures.

    Let’s just pretend this nightmare isn’t real and move on as if we never heard about it.