Weapons of Mass Distraction

Bread and circuses I tell ya, bread and circuses I tells ya!  Ye masses are addicted to Pokemon Go.  More distraction and entertainment by the ruling classes to keep ye mindless numb skulls happy and away from the real and wider issues that ultimately affect us all.

Bread and circuses” (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses) is metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the generation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace,[1] as an offered “palliative“. Its originator, Juvenal, used the phrase to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns.[2][3][4] The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner.

Alright… back to thy faceborg, twatter, nutscapping on Snapchat, PokeMan, and stalking your favorite celebrity and fawning over thy favourite overpaid ball game athlete(s)

While I’m in this sort of mood today, this video pretty much sums up my mood for today…

Weapons of Mass Distraction

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