D Is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

Truth

John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney

“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” — Professor Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Discourse in the Age of Show Business

What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.

Played out on the national stage and eagerly broadcast to a captive audience by media sponsors, this farcical exercise in political theater can, at times, seem riveting, life-changing and suspenseful…

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2 comments on “D Is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

  1. bone chilling

    On Wed, 8 May 2019 07:33:44 +0000 “Poisoned by my neighbor from hell and the good old boy network. City of Montrose, Lee County, Iowa local government officials”

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