The armies are amassing on both sides. The drum beat of cultural warfare resonates in the near distance. This is it. A Supreme Court Justice has put in her notice.
The talking heads gasp for stale recycled air as they move their mouths in static unison. If a million mouths exhale and inhale at the same time, would the direction of the wind change?
If we could only harness the rhetoric as power, perhaps fuel, life would be different. Baghdad would burn for other reasons.
There appears to be no escape from the enveloping cultural dark ages.
The buzzword of the week is framing – a simulacrum of spin.