Pseudo-Sacred Psychodrama

The Soul of the East

In order to successfully navigate the raging seas of the media storm, one must be ever-mindful of the overall designs of mass media without getting lost in endless details and rabbit trails that will be forgotten in a month. Remember Bowe Bergdahl? The press furiously researched his back story to make details match up, all of which proved a futile effort. Remember the Malaysian planes? These recent reality-television news events come to mind because they are so illustrative of the present Ebola crisis, playing in all theaters 24/7 near you. Just as the details of the Bergdahl stories didn’t matter – he went right back to a military post – so Al-Ebola, our new minuscule terrorist organization, presents details that do not and will not match up. Al-Ebola will probably fixate the mass gaze until vaccination season ends, when a new lineup of all-stars for Team Fear are announced.

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