Osama’s Still on the Loose . . . Ooh, it’s Paris Hilton!

Paris Hilton sat in a cell,
Paris Hilton felt rather unwell,
All her great fortune and lawyerly men,
Couldn’t spring Paris Hilton again.

Hah! So there! Justice is served!

Still, something about this morality play makes me feel . . . well, manipulated.  Aren’t there other, more important people who should be in jail?  While we focus our attention on the likes of Paris Hilton, aren’t our CEOs busy whittling away at our wages, benefits, and pensions?  While we cheer on the judge who sent Paris Hilton back to jail, aren’t the men who run the world committing crimes of colossal scale?

Remember the Two Minutes Hate in 1984? How paranoid does one have to be to wonder whether our betters are intentionally distracting us – in just such an Orwellian manner – to keep us from turning on them?

Answer: as paranoid as me!

Update: Apparently I’m not the only one feeling used.  Check out what the brilliant people at Making Light have to say.

© 2007, Paul Woodford. All rights reserved.


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