PR: What has been of greater service to humanity, the dark vision of humanity, limned in satire, by Jonathan Swift or the positivity-rancid homilies of corporate church of self-actualization? What is more propitious to the psyche, a descent into the underworld by Orphic imagination or the Icarusian dazzle on Instagram or the narcissistic intoxication induced by gazing upon one’s image reproduced by a thousand retweets on Twitter?
Shame on them (the politicians) and shame on us (the public). We live in the United States of Shame. Why? Because everywhere we see nothing but disgrace, dishonor and infamy, yet a complete absence of shame. In a nation where religion supposedly plays such a big role, people seem to have used it to suppress shame and avoid blame.
A rock song about what the media feeds us, and how much we love it. “Shame” invites us to ask, “What’s up with the world these days, and who’s fault is it anyway?”
Featuring: George Bush, OJ Simpson, The Pope, Princess Di, Bill O’Reilly, The Wicked Witch of the West, The Statue of Liberty, Capo (my dog), Oliver North, and the atomic bomb.
Added: December 09, 2007