Block: (v) to make the movement or flow in a passage difficult or impossible.
It is easier to get coverage on the news of evil than it is to receive attention toward even an intriguing good.
The media would argue this point, and would stubbornly insist that they are merely providing what interests the public, and therefore, stimulates their advertisers to contribute revenue.
But meanwhile, many things are being blocked from the common good.
We don’t ever hear the best music because it mingles the melodies of the past with innovative tunefulness. Too risky.
We’re blocked from the best inventions because they don’t necessarily appeal to immediate marketplace requirements, but instead, address longer-lasting concerns.
And we’re blocked from the best people to govern us because they cannot pass the scrutiny of purity, or haven’t learned how to lie about it.
So we settle for the mediocre, discussing levels of inadequacy, assigning excellence to the more promoted portions.
I suppose at this point I should offer some alternative to this paradox.
I have none.
As long as finance is the determining factor in what is paraded, we will have to learn to hang to the rear to escape the clowns.
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