One might call this democracy in action, or the modern American republic, but at the risk of repeating myself, it’s just another episode of Mob Wives. On the one hand, it’s an ugly, slutty, angry story without an ethic to share. On the other hand, there’s a real story here of continued survival and growth of the DC bandit gang writ large, in a time of real threat to its continued existence.
Brian Wilson asks “Where is the outrage!?” I agree! But there has been outrage. Most of it, spectacularly, has been on the government side, and it’s an entertaining joy to behold. The government is more outraged than we are, and its fear that we won’t notice the temporary 17% reduction in non-essential services (smile) is really freaking them out.
OK, I confess. Last night the hubby and I watched The Hunger Games, again. In the context of friendly and unfriendly fascism already inside the gates, I have to admit it got me thinking about what a citizen-serf is to do, short of shooting arrows deep into the heart of our fellow citizen-serfs, in some choreographed and controlled public spectacle to maintain the status quo.