LIONEL PODCAST: Quit Asking Questions and Enjoy the Music.

Slow down your thoughts, we’re getting dizzy. Since I can remember thoughts appear like someone flipping pages through a book. Fast. Real fast. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s experienced this. It always posed a problem for those who dared to program talk radio stations especially. What’s funny about that is that talk radio, the theatre of the mind being led by the intellectually frozen and torpid. It’s true. Just listen. But that’s another subject altogether.

How the MSM news distracts, distorts and repackages. Random thoughts seem desultory and frenetic and untethered to the unimaginative. But to you and me, it’s business as usual. Well, Sparky, welcome to the parallel universe. Alas, when it comes to news as being an indicator of our collective conscious, dare I wax Jungian, we’re beyond doomed. Take any week and look at how the American Ted Baxter sockpuppet 24/7 MSM cover stories and then go elsewhere to other countries and compare their coverage of the same stories. It’s mindboggling. How can so much be so different? But that’s the way it’s always been and it’ll be even more pronounced in the immediate future when our incuriosity really takes shape and is cemented.

Tell me about that single bullet theory again, Grandpa. And if you really want to see something that will further boggle the most fecund of minds watch the parallel universe coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. I’ve watched it my entire life and I keep thinking that this year, this year finally people will wake up and come to address and accept the realities of the absolute truth behind this most horrible conspiracy. And yes, Virginia, there are conspiracies and theories hat support and explain them. Somehow people have been led to believe that you can ignore and dismiss away the horrible realities of life by giving it a name – like a conspiracy theory. The great St. Gore Vidal said that he wasn’t a conspiracy theorist, he was a conspiracy analyst. The best thought on the subject was likewise from Mr. Vidal who opined that “It is an article of faith in this country that there are no conspiracy theories.” It’s simply amazing how it’s almost subversive to suspect the subversive. And that reaction, that intellectual patellar reflex will be the end of us all. It’s like the animal that loses its sense of fear and trusts its captor.

Or something.

And now, let’s talk about the insanity of the marathon. Remember, the question isn’t why do you run?” it’s “What are you running from?” But first, this panegyric and eulogium to the great Dorando Pietri.

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