I’ve tuned in to Fox and CNN and ABC, and the war seems to fake and contrived…like a garish reality show complete with spinning graphics and brash patriotic tones. War, peace, its all just a made-for-TV pseudo-event occuring in a world without consequences. Then I watched 24, and saw a nuclear bomb explode. Underplayed, grainy, a mushroom cloud from far away. Quiet, final, no closeups of flesh exploding and trees collapsing. Dramatic, sure. Powerful, even. And it seemed so much more real.
What does this say about me? But more importantly, what does this say about us?