Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Communications satellites can bring to every home on earth sadism and pornography, vapid parlor games or inflated egos, all-in wrestling or tub-thumping revivalism. Yet they can also expose lies and tell the truth; no dictator can build a wall high enough to stop its' citizens listening to the voices from the stars."

The Social Consequences of Communications Satellites, 1945, Arthur C Clarke

Methinks that more people would watch C-SPAN and engage in democratic politics if there were more sadism and pornography in Congress.  For as long as I can remember, batshit political nonsense sold like opium at a Hookah-Ware party. Now they're giving it away and and no one with a lick of sense is buying.