That's the small-loan-of-a-million-dollar question. Most anons are adamant that the illusion will be dispelled by the material conditions at some point in the coming years, but I'm not making any bets one way or the other. After the Trump fiasco, the Harris regime will incorporate internet giants into the deep State, just like old media during the Obama term, and you gonna get hypernormalized like never before. You're going to see shit that would make the most bald-faced Pravda lie seem as incontrovertible as a law of physics.
As far as I can see, even before it was known Democrats would win this election, I have been saying the left's only choice is what I have been calling, for want of a better term, revangelism. Political proselytism and community activism two-fer, because capitalism has destroyed even the most basic social bonds between us, and remaking those bonds tied to socialism could be an opportunity to avoid any future splits like in the Russian Revolution. This channel is the only one we have left since mass media has long been out of our reach, the internet is a cesspool of disinformation and mass organizations are dead (cf. destroyed social bonds) so acting at the "first name-basis level" is the only venue left. It's difficult work, but at the same time, it has crucial advantages. One, the aforementioned potential unity of message and deeply-rooted socialistic sympathies. Two, both hypernormalization and this infocalypse on the internet are, obviously, enabled by mass media technology, and the only way to override that torrent of bullshit is to educate them from a position of trust, and that has to be done in person; getting out of this tech-enabled postmodern hell entails getting people to stop being passive, stupified consumers of garbage information and bring them back to the material world in more ways than one. Three, this channel is as low as it goes, and it's thus the one channel reactionaries can't truly subvert. They are, by definition, elitist and thrive on disinformation, and to gain any traction, they have to deceive part of the masses. A healthy social network is the best and, by now, the only way to undercut them.
Dunno, man. Look at the evolution of unemployment back then:
It took 4 years for unemployment to reach the level which has now been reached in possibly 4
. This shit is on a whole other level.