Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wag the Dog

As I watch the Stupid Political Show currently playing on our televisions, more and more it brings to mind a movie released in 1997 titled Wag the Dog. The premise of the movie could be taken from any scandal in the last twenty years. Just prior to an important election/congressional vote/blah, blah, blah, a scandal erupts. In order to divert attention from the scandal a Hollywood director is hired to 'invent' a crisis which is hyped in the media. If you've never seen the movie, I urge you to at least check it out HERE.

It makes me wonder what the current parody of politics is supposed to be a diversion for. What are we not seeing because we're so caught up in the circus unfolding on our TVs night after night? How successful will the puppeteers be in the end? Or will we allow them to wag the dog until it's too late?

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