"Under monopoly all mass culture is identical, and the lines of its artificial framework begin to show through. The people at the top are no longer so interested in concealing monopoly: as its violence becomes more open, so its power grows. Movies and radio need no longer pretend to be art. The truth that they are just business is made into an ideology in order to justify the rubbish they deliberately produce. They call themselves industries; and when their directors’ incomes are published, any doubt about the social utility of the finished products is removed."
"It is true that the eyes dominate the ears in our time…but being quiet and meditating on sound is something completely different, and will be discovered very soon by a lot of people who feel that the visual world doesn’t reach their soul anymore."
I was like…this is The Onion, right? Haha. Hahahahaha.
Then I realized that, no, this is Pat Robertson, and it has probably been voraciously consumed by millions of strange people.
Things I learned that I never knew before:
Pat Robertson’s question for the media: “What in Heaven’s name is wrong with you? Are you so anti-American, are you so opposed to this great nation and the freedoms you have that you want to embrace something out of the eighth century, BC?”
For the record, the Islamic calendar begins in the year 622, e.g. the seventh century AD.
Also, Pat Robertson embraces Jesus, e.g. something out of the first century AD. Which must mean he’s anti-American and a terrible historian.