The Superbowl is coming, and although the NFL has had a rough season, it is predicted to be the biggest television event of the year. In 2017, almost 112 million people tuned in to the annual event, a full third of the population of America. It’s big business.
In many ways, the dystopian nightmares of 20th century literature have become manifest in the 21st century.
Aldous Huxley foresaw a future where the populace was drugged and sedated, never able to break through the mental fog of forced medication. H.G Wells spoke of the rise of arenas and the distraction of mass sports, suggesting that this type of foolishness was anathema to a free society.
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