If I see or hear another “Alone Together” public service ad pertaining to the pandemic-- or one emanating from a private company for that matter—I may scream like a little anti-Trumper bitch. Talk about an oxymoron. Emphasis on “moron.” What’s next, commercials using phrases such as “softly harder,” “sparsely dense,” “trimly obese,” “coolly hot,” “or promiscuously chaste?” Hell, the mainstream media has already (over)used the term “mostly peaceful protests”…even when talking about riots causing massive damage and destruction.
There was more truth in the “Arbeit macht frei” (“work sets you free”) propaganda adorning German concentration camp signs in World War II than there is in these “staying apart will bring us closer together” commercials. If you are a believer, there is certainly more truth in the phrase “after we die, we will live for eternity.”
Want more oxymoronic irony? We are letting those in government dictate to us what we can and can’t do, speak and think in our (supposedly) representative democratic republic of, by and for the people.
In such an unserious age, I guess all we can do is “share the light in darkness” while “gorging ourselves on our (spiritual and intellectual) starvation.”
I now end this post by starting it. Or something like that.