Does anyone care about Benghazi? No, that’s what happens when you have military bases, consulates and embassies all over the world, in places we’re not welcome. People die.
Does anyone care about the 3-women tossed in a basement, forgotten for 10-years, like dusty toys? Yes, this week, and this week only, it’s the highest rated Shit Show on Must See TV.
The greatest thing about Must See TV is the subtext: Must See But Must Do Nothing. Is there anything more American?
We’ll tune-in, but more as spectators than participants. We’ll talk about it at dinner, but more as a laundry list of dirty facts than opportunity to diagnose the sickness. We’ll express outrage, but more as an empty expression than call to action.
Or, as he calls it, “Snarted.”
It’s not easy coming home. Especially when you re-arrange your flight to accommodate Game 2 between The Heat and The Bulls, only to watch The Refs turn a Physical Game into a Sissy Dance.
It was a blow out. The Bulls got demolished. But even more, it was boring.
We take the wrong rules too seriously. It’s a basketball game: it’s supposed to be aggressive, it’s supposed to be physical. It’s a basketball game: a safe place to raise the stakes, a safe place to get amped-up over nothing.
It’s nothing. It’s a basketball game. Stop blowing your whistle.
And yet, The Refs in Congress won’t give the NRA a technical foul. And yet, The Refs in the Situation Room don’t see a Situation in perpetual war. And yet, The Refs of Must See TV don’t see anything pornographic about our Fetish for 24/7 Captivity Coverage on CNN.
Does anyone care?