At my age, my indignation counts for little. But if you create a culture of hopelessness, comprised of boredom & emotional numbness, expressing the belief that change is impossible in a society split into economic & political extremes; sexist, violent, mocking of self & of the consumers of mere "product" (willing participants), you will raise up demonic powers to fill the moral vacuum. You did not create the vacuum, but you dance around it, daring it to suck you in & destroy you. It will, eventually. An enraged, despairing populace will use democracy to do it & in the process vote its freedoms out of existence, leaving the worst exploiters, the invisible ones, the truly guilty, untouched. Yes, that was Miley Cyrus & her collaborators on the VMA show.
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"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson