Last Sunday evening my pals David and Ben had dinner with me at the home of my dear friends Ron and Charlotte.
It was a lovely evening with a good meal.
We chatted about - guess what?
We chatted about Michael Jackson and Sarah Palin.
In other words, our conversation was “driven” by the “media”.
If only that “media” would lead us to chat about the horrors in Darfur, or the wretched state of Zimbabwe, or the mess in Afghanistan [and why our good President is WRONG on this issue], or the threat that global warning presents to our descendants.
Michael Jackson (RIP) and Sarah Palin have no more than bit parts in the drama of civilization.
I s’pose that it’s easier to focus on the bit parts, than on the big drama.