If our favourite Swedish psychopath weren’t on the run in New York, but instead at home visiting relatives in Sweden, Tyrell Wellick could very well have been not killed when terrorists didn’t attack Sweden and no-one died. After Trump’s latest fake news story, we thought we’d take a look back at the times Mr Robot created fake news stories…
So, of course Tyrell hasn’t been killed in a terrorist attack in Sweden. You may even think it’s a little silly but we’ve deliberately used this ridiculous example to highlight something very real… Trump’s Swedish terrorist attack is no more real than Tyrell Wellick.
Swedish authorities have not launched a nationwide manhunt, and do not want to question these four terror suspects in connection with the non-explosion.
The difference is, when Mr Robot fans and intelligent people see the above headline, or this:
or see Whistleblower and self-confessed Mr Robot fan, Edward Snowden appear in an episode…
Or FBI director, James Comey (who played his own part in the election of Trump) name-checked in the show…
Or Elliot hacking the FBI with a Swiss Army knife and collection of toenail clippings…
We know it’s a piece of fiction.
The trouble is, your average Fox and Friends viewer cannot tell the difference between fiction and reality.
So while very real news of terrorism against Muslims, like white supremacist and Trump supporter Alexandre Bissonnette killing six people in a Quebec mosque is largely ignored, Trump and his cohort’s fake news stories are cold, pre-meditated, bare-faced lies designed to whip up more hatred and more division.
I wanted to start the next sentence with “When this Republican administration…” but these aren’t Republicans, they are white supremacists.
Let me start again, Trump and his Fourth Reich aren’t simply making mistakes through ineptitude, these fake news stories are very deliberate, intelligent and calculated acts.
And together with words like “The news media are the enemy of the American people” also happen to be the first steps towards dictatorship.
The news media are not the enemy. Trump is the enemy, and anyone who doesn’t believe it, well just you wait until they come for you, goosestepping in their jackboots.
The Swedish people stood with us at The Bowling Green Massacre, now we stand with Sweden.