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not much has changed

relax; Hillary was crooked for decades, and it's her huge ego and that of the Dems that kept her in it. Same might be said for Trump; I guess in many respects it comes with the job. But listen to Neil Postman quoting Huxley, and realize not much has changed, People will die, but what the hell. It's been that way for millenia. Have faith.
Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions." Neil Postman quoting Huxley, who had the imagination to know. Think Orwell? Think again...