Thursday, February 4, 2016

Television, Football and Politics: Gaming Spectacles Designed to Keep the Police State in Power

While You Was Distracted, The Police State Had You In It's Tyrannical Clutches. Never trust Cat_Coffee_Tables...
If there are two spectacles that are almost guaranteed to render Americans passive viewers, incapable of doing little more than cheering on their respective teams, it's football and politics—specifically, the Super Bowl and the quadrennial presidential election. Both football and politics encourage zealous devotion among their followers, both create manufactured divisions that alienate one group of devotees from another, and both result in a strange sort of tunnel vision that leaves the viewer oblivious to anything else going on around them apart from the "big game."
(rutherford)

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