Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up . He watches hours and hours of commercials hawking legal narcotics of alcohol and pain killers and sex aids and cell phones and cars and more pain killers and more cars and more drugs and more sex aids and religious dating and cars and alcohol and alcohol and alcohol and technology and business and look at the lovely shiny things that you can spend your credit cards on. Then he has a coffee and then he buys some bread and some processed meat and some processed cheese and some mayonnaise and he knows from his close reading of all the scary literature that all of these things will give him cancer and will make him die which is not the best thing for food to do but he has no choice but to eat food in order to live and so he thinks that he will eat fruit and vegetables but then he has done close reading of all the texts and fruit and vegetables are soaked and thick with chemicals and poisons and carcinogens and will kill him so he thinks that he will be a vegan but then he has done close reading of all the texts and he has heard that soy is carcinogenic so does he stop eating and die or does he just eat and accept that he’s going to get cancer that he’s going to get cancer and he’s going to die of cancer of not eating or of eating too much? Then Glen Greenwald’s boyfriend is stopped under section 7 of some Terror law and everyone is up in arms because everyone should be up in arms because it is a thing to be up in arms about because  it seems like intimidation but then Glen Greenwald is angry and you won’t like it when Glen Greenwald is angry because Glen Greenwald will smash your intelligence hegemony with secret documents that have been given to him by Edward Snowden but then he thinks about the stopping of Glen Greenwald’s boyfriend and realises that this happens every day in America to black men and black women and every day in America to brown men and brown women and every day in America to minorities and every hour and it is not commented upon but approved of and told that it makes the black men and black women and the brown men and brown women safe and it makes their communities safe so you don’t need to worry about it and the false equivalence is making him tired so he has a drink of Jack Daniels and coke and he reads about the scientific contribution of Africa to the world and he is pleased that the document has been written and he is sad that the document will probably be ignored. Then he wonders at the lunacy of Atlas Shrugged and  wonders even more at the fact that it now seems to be a manual for the leaders of America and he drifts off into sleep.

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