It is easy to be right when you live in service of the shallow state. You don’t have to do the hard work to learn what came before. You don’t have to be burdened with any accountability or responsibility. You literally can just make shit up and it becomes the truth. You can shut down any dissent or challenges to your reality with a single deep state utterance. You never have to actually sit down with someone who isn’t just like you and listen. Not talk, listen. You don’t have any people of color in your life, or get exposed to ideas from beyond your community, unless you found ideas online that support your existing world view. You are perpetually reborn and free from having to answer for the claims you previously made, and absolved of anything you’ve said that may not be true. You live in a perpetual state of renewal which is completely under the control of any wind that blows your way and feeds the fire of distrust and fear. You really believe what you see on Youtube is an accurate depiction of the world outside your community, just as you believe the Hollywood vision that has shaped our world for the last century. It is many of the same narratives, they are just now being algorithmic served up and assaulting speeds, but they reflect the same powers that be who have been shaping and controlling the narrative before the web, you just can’t see over the horizon, or behind the online curtain you’ve allowed to be pulled in front of your eyes.