I tune in to TV in hopes of getting the most recent political news — domestic and global. As my attention wavers, there is the usual blast of an ad at a higher volume than what was being covered.

But what gets to me more is the rapidly degenerating content. More and more we are getting soft porn. We are paying costs for medications that all too often turn out to be dangerous. The picturing of sick people is downright depressing. And is the sex life of Americans so bad that they need a half dozen chemical remedies to produce those glazed looks on the faces of middle aged couples?

Our medical reform bill will obviously be limited and flawed to meet the lowest common prejudices of some of the 60 necessary to pass something — maybe later we can make improvements. But as things stand now part of our medical expenses in addition to the bill denying/collecting medical insurance and drug profit-making lies in those damned ads.

I find myself trying to block out this stuff without missing news by using the silencing equipment, but the pictured remains and is in some ways worse than the verbal chatter.

What to do, I do not know. We live in an oligarchy that looks to be pretty much controlled by the super rich corporate heads. And the worst ads are theirs of the political lies they promote that are destroying what little democracy that he have left in this country.


“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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