Maybe I've been in Ohio too long; maybe I'm watching too much TV. But a thought keeps repeating itself, and I'd like to get it off my chest:
It sure takes some of the thrill out of living in a "free" society when you realize that the society is largely organized around corporations that intellectually enslave us all week and then bludgeon us with cold banalities all weekend. "The question is," I heard the lady hiss a dozen times while watching the Ryder Cup, "when you turn your car on … does it return the favor?"
Americans once threw off British rule. Individually or collectively, do we not have the spirit to wriggle out of corporate boredom?