Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He has only been asleep for an hour. This happens for every broken hour until sunrise and he starts to watch Morning Joe but he can’t bear the volume and the hectoring opinions about “the weasel” Edward Snowden dismissed now as a fool and a coward and a traitor by Joe and Mika still bristling with anger because she was taken to task at the beginning of the week by Glenn Greenwald for using White House talking points and whether she was using them or not or just using her own opinions she is clearly angered by it because she bristles against this kind of journalism which should be taken for what it is and be questioned seriously and Richard Haas agrees sitting powerful and avuncular and reminds everyone that Snowden is not a whistleblower but a criminal who should be prosecuted and the contempt beams out of his eyes like Superman’s heat vision and his lip curls and the power of his sneer echoes around the large bright studio. He has an image of stocks being prepared or a guillotine or a small metal box for Mr. Snowden and Mr. Greenwald in the minds of all these rich, powerful, influential people who speak truth to power but only to ask Power if it would like sugar in it’s tea or to ask Power to make children eat more healthy foods or to ask Power if business can be taxed less so that Power can get on with it’s day because They Are All Power and Journalism Is Not Welcome Here. Then he goes to work where journalism is a little more welcome but only a little and he has some chocolate and he has a bagel and he has a coffee and he wonders if Jacob Zuma is going to reenact Weekend at Bernies with Nelson Mandela’s body at some point during the week because the whereabouts of the great man are a mystery and he was entering into the house of Death and now he is fine so what is to be believed and what of the importance of him as a cohesive force in South Africa what with their corruption and internal problems pretending he was still alive might suit some people for a while but who knows only people he has never met knows but maybe Jacob Zuma is really telling the truth he has probably told the truth before. Then he eats some cashews and the he is warned about a derecho and then he speeds home but there is no derecho and he is disappointed because he wanted to take photographs but if there is a derecho when he sleeps then he will probably not be  too happy about it because last time there was a derecho the house felt as if it were being torn apart then he eats some supper then he watches an episode of Space Brothers then he masturbates then he reads some of a book and then he goes to sleep.

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Armchair anthropologist, sometime scribe, freelance philosopher, amateur artist, part-time poet, musical maven, alliteration aficionado.

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