Time and time again the rump of voters choose the fantasy over the fact. People in their millions go for the snake oil (if it’s delivered with the right dewy-eyed appeal) and reject the poor prosaic plain-speaker with the long record of real public service. I don’t get it!
Social media is a quixotic chain gang, prisoners shackled together by some antithesis of merit – failed wannabe artists, lazy scavengers of other people’s renown – craving… 250 words more, read on.
Compare and contrast of the ‘beat’ heavyweights Alan Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the former destined to live long and popular, a fine intellectual force on the American scene, the latter doomed to die young and unhappy but undeniably a genius in the global pantheon.
It might seem like a media outlet with a 99 in 100 factually accurate strike rate is pretty good. But in a cross-referenced media landscape and a 24 hour news cycle, 99 in 100 right soon becomes 99 in 100 wrong.
Social media is a quixotic chain gang, prisoners shackled together by some antithesis of merit – failed wannabe artists, lazy scavengers of other people’s renown – craving the recognition talent might have brought them, to fill the void of unfulfilled sociopath self-regard.
“The United States and Britain are being driven towards authoritarian government but it’s not analogous to Germany in the 1930s. There is no Hitler, howsoever Trump may bluster, yet what we face in 2018 is worse than the spread of Nazism and there is no lesson in history to help us stop what is coming.” […]
19 August 2018 Italian toll-road operator Autostrade per l’Italia pledged on Saturday to rebuild a bridge that collapsed in Genoa this week killing at least 40 people, but its chief executive stopped short of apologising for the disaster. Autostrade, controlled by infrastructure group Atlantia, manages the section of the A10 motorway linking Genoa to the […]