All I know is that people were lined up at midnight last night at Best Buys all over town waiting for the release of a new game system. And I make a judgment about that - some are parents who want their kids to have the very newest and very best and Christmas is just around the corner, and some are young adults who spend way too many hours playing video games, and all of this is a commentary on our priorities and our lives.
At a time when 35,000,000 people in the United States live below the poverty line, when we have soldiers risking their lives on a daily basis in a war that people continue to question, we have lines of people waiting all night to buy video games. Something is just not right with that picture. [...]
Back in the days of the Roman empire, they had the great idea of keeping the masses quiet and controllable by making sure that they have plenty of two things - bread and circuses. Feed 'em and distract 'em and they will stay out of the way.
Feed their bodies and numb their minds. Has anything changed?
Draw your own conclusion.