Monday, December 6, 2021

The War of the Worlds

One of the most marvelous things about H.G. Wells' 
The War of the Worlds is that life just keeps going on--at least in the beginning of he of the novel when the Martians have landed and have already set out on their path of destruction. Anglophiles will appreciate Wells' description of the the stiff upper lip and stoicism of the British character. It's similar to Americans' reaction to the coronavirus which is now beginning its fifth wave. It’s almost an adage of human behavior that denial raises its head at the moment when reality becomes unbearable. Who wants to believe that the co-morbidities of  the pandemic and Trumpism continue to loom? Democrats will almost certainly lose the House and possibly even the Senate. The three new Trump appointed Supreme Court justices are a nightmare come true. Speaking of “woke.” WAKE UP! THE MARTIANS HAVE LANDED! Is the infamous panic that greeted the response to the 1938 CBS radio broadcast of Orson Welles's The War of the Worlds the closest American society is going to come to a real awakening? 

Read "MAGA and the Coronavirus" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to "War" by Edwin Starr (l969)

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