does the media, the common denominator of mediocrity (*), turn people into idiots or does it elevate the already idiots to the dizzying heights of mediocrity?
look at what interests them re the hanging of saddam: that the sights of the crime were leaked and some total psycopath who gets off hanging men takes another big leap down into the cesspit of humanity and also films it, was arrested!
no one no longer discusses the hanging itself - the man was absolutely nefarious, he dirtied the world by his presence but his absence left it even dirtier.
is the dirt gonna go if we know who spilled the swill?
(*) it used to read mediocracy here. i edited it because i am afraid, the disease is not limited to cratia but covers a good portion of the demos as well.