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Watching show about Vietnam war. Man on bombed land looks at camera and says “look- first they bomb us without looking, then they film us.” What response can a sane person have to war? Nora says there’s always war, we have to be sensible, take small steps, be aware. Don’t give in to the hopelessness, and don’t give in to the powerlessness, the consumerism, the diversion, the commercials- but wait there’s more. I kid you not. Moments later, an ad for some sort of omelette machine, but wait there’s more and how much would you expect to pay and all that.
After the commercial break, the show returns: they’re making coffins for children. 800 or 900 a week. That’s in the city. In the country side, there’s no coffins, cause there’s no money for them.
But wait- there’s more.
This whole culture is desperate!!
Diane Sawyer unveils a plot more exciting than the DaVinci Code! Another Christian mystery rattled out of its cage on PrimeTime TV! More enticing, more alluring, more thrilling than the other things you already are thrilled by- it’s twice as thrilling and three times as Christian!
Everyone is selling and casting their hooks as this American ship plummets out of control!! What can I sell? What are you neglecting to sell? Every day- wake up and think what do I have to sell to every person I meet? Every stranger, every breath of fresh air, a chance for consumer and producer!
All you gotta do is love the machine!