Those Hulu commercials are trying to tell you something
But it's not what Alec Baldwin and Dennis whatsisname want you to think it is.
It's not really that aliens are trying to turn your brain to mush to make you tastier.
It's that fearmongers are turning your brain and your conscience and your national policy to garbage in service of their commercial interests.
Fear itself is the strongest agent for raising sales known to advertisers. The current incarnation of the Republican Party is using fear -- pure unadulterated berating fearmongery -- to change the tone of our national discussion despite their recent overwhelming electoral loss.
We need to stop letting them.
Call it framing if you want. Call it the Overton Window if you understand it better that way. What it amounts to is a refusal to stand up to the bullies, again -- or maybe still.
What results is the watering-down of our message as progressives, the acceptance of indecency, the defeat of principle, the continuation of the filthy agenda the rich and powerful, the greedy and cruel, never stopped pushing.
As my DI used to say, "Suck it up." Push back. Harder. Now.