BOYCOTT THE SUPERBOWL & READ A FREAKIN’ BOOK!
In Theory of the Leisure Class, the prescient and brilliant analysis of American society, Thorstein Veblen devotes a chapter to “Devout Observances.” He’s not referring to Lent, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, communion, sacred processions or reading the Bible. He’s referring to this nation’s obsession with sports, which at the turn of the LAST century was already proving to be a “secular religion.” The book was published ca. 1900.
Sports as a diversion from reality….
Here’s an interview with a contemporary social critic with a similar message.
Written by chinarose
February 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm
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