Perhaps never in human history has the average man been bombarded with so many stories. Yet paradoxically, never has the public been in greater danger of strategic surprise. If it is caught at unawares, the reason for its blindness won't be lack of bandwidth but in all the things it imagined were important that weren't.Consider what we talk about these days. We've spent the better part of the previous month contemplating the deep thoughts of a pneumatic porn star and a pencil-necked high school opportunist. Apparently we're supposed to hate Cambridge Analytica, which 99% of Americans hadn't heard of before March 1, and yes, I'm part of that 99%. Meanwhile, the Pope is reported to have said that hell doesn't exist, EPA head Scott Pruitt spends too much money and too little money.
Does your head spin? Do you float on the water or do you sink? And if you discuss the issues of the day, do you amplify or distort? I'm not certain. Are you?