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
While mainstream America continues to fixate on the drama-filled reality show scripted by the powers-that-be, directed from the nation’s capital, and played out in high definition across the country, the American Police State has moved steadily forward.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a convenient, traumatic, devastating distraction…”
Antonio Gramsci–described how the state and ruling class use cultural institutions to maintain power