Barkbite

 

Barkbite

By, Nancy Hammond

The name escapes me of the Alt-right conservative media outlet and for that reason, I will call it Barkbite. This is the epicenter of the land of make believers and the cradle of our President’s delusional reality. It is where conspiracy theories are hatched and elections are rigged under a Russian tutelage. Barkbite makes a bid for white nationalism and it is where this President has found his political voice and supporter base. Barkbite highlights the dark side of humanity and deflects the narrative with lies and bigotry. The devil lies in the details under the hood of the white mans’ ruse.

Our Lives have become a parody of the 1998 movie, the Truman Show; a satirical drama and reality show broadcast live around the world. In the film the lead character is an insurance salesman who discovers his entire life is an actual television show. Truman Burbank lives in a fake town and gets conned by a community of actors straight out of central casting. The psychology being that we accept the reality shown to us. The director/actor in the movie poignantly calls out, “Cue the sun” and “Create a storm that people can believe!” Truman learns the truth about his life as he realizes it runs on a daily repetitive loop. Each day is effectively the same and works off a script behind the town’s façade. Truman is duped by his own wife who is a character actor smiling for the camera. The supposition of the Truman Show is There is no more truth out in the real world.

We are the subjects in our own Truman Show, cast in a 24-hour news cycle and bustling with dodgy characters calling the shots. Thanks to this newly appointed “Administration” we are living in a Barkbite reality show. The commander-in-chief states that everything is fake except for his Presidency. We the people are paid protesters but he hires people to cheer at his never-ending rallies. He pretends to drain the government swamp by filling it with duplicitous creatures. Around and around we go like a pair of sneakers inside a dryer at the laundromat. There doesn’t seem to be an escape-hatch. In this show, the President’s dirty laundry bellows for continuous quarters to fund his entitlement machine. We really are working for the man and it’s a heavy load. Barkbite is the fabrication of spin, designed to weaken our democracy through authority and control. By adding bleach for whiter whites, the Alt-right fascist doctrine is a subterfuge for corporate greed and money laundering. How the Barkbite reality show is going to end will depend on the integrity of the red, white and blue fabric.