THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A word from your sponsors:
“Human history is littered with occasional bouts of enlightenment. Brief pauses in the slaughterhouse production line. Fag breaks in the fabric of time. Optimists believe the pendulum will swing back from the abyss any century now, although, lesser mortals could be forgiven, for thinking that we won’t make it past the next turn of the wheel…
Twisted desire to return to an imagined past?
Misplaced sense of self-importance?
Inclination to blame scapegoats instead of facing reality?
And so it continues. An endless stream of stupefied heads, trickling down the steps of Ponzi scheme pyramids — clogging up the hourglass.
Still, during moments of reprieve, it is important to remember that when Rome burned and the lynch mob brayed, Nero picked up his fiddle and played…”