Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In a Two Dimensional World Sex Sells

The author of Corpse in Armor, Martin McPhillips, discusses Obama’s fourth dimension, and America’s show culture, America’s virtual reality, and includes this thought in his post.

So Americans are plugged in, listening, watching, experiencing every human emotion that can be put into a live wire, and they often buy and sell along those pathways, as well as buying others and selling themselves in those two dimensions, with great feeling.

A problem arises, among many problems, when the political realm is sold in the same way a song, a car, or a soft drink is sold. Images of granny and baby, sorrow and happiness, success and failure, are attached to politics, but when we buy any political product the price is now more often the last of our own freedom, and that freedom is converted by the political class into power. The joke is on us because the power is over us. What was two-dimensional in its offering, like everything else that settles into reality, becomes three dimensions, and the third dimension of politics is power.

Which goes far in explaining why, in a world where Ambassador Chris Stevens is still very dead, headlines such as this, Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed, receive more attention in the mainstream media than actual wrong doings in government, and elicit comments such as this.

...Ambassador Chris Stevens would have gotten more attention sending snotty e-mails to random citizens rather than asking the State Department for more security.

Comment lifted from Small Dead Animals.

UPDATE:  Oooooh ... Shiny!: One of the most wonderfully front-loaded distraction campaigns in recent memory

Posted by John Venlet on 11/13 at 10:01 AM
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