Hypernormalisation, a term coined during the final days of the U.S.S.R., is explained as when politicians, corporations, and those in power give up on the complexities of the real world and create a simpler “fake world” through delivering a false narrative. This false narrative is created by corporations and institutions and delivered to the masses by politicians via institutional media systems. We know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, but nobody can do anything about it and there doesn’t seem to be any alternative.
But, there is an alternative. There’s a third door. Tune in with Aja, Ryan, & Elliot as they discuss how hypernormalisation presents itself today, from GameStop to the impeachment trial to the ongoing debates of COVID-19 relief in the U.S., and come to the conclusion that there’s another way to go about this than just “going along with it.”
Hypernormalisation. Directed by Adam Curtis.
War is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler
“COVID-19 outbreaks in three housing units at Irwin County Detention Center” by Aja Arnold
Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen
This Business Insider article.
Civilian reports regarding BORTAC in Portland, Ore.
To support our work, visit mainlinezine.com/donate