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Great entertainment will often contain a message, but it takes great entertainment to do the job well. Hacks who try to send a message end up making a mess that is neither entertaining or helpful for the message.
Handel gave us the Messiah and that was wonderful, but the 1980s’s gave us the Young Messiah and that was wonderfully woeful. Christians need not despair, everyone makes this mistake. Genius can do two things at once (entertain and educate), the rest of us should pick and stick to what we do well.
Dan - Barker - Feel - Cheesy - Christian
Just as Dan Barker makes the faithful feel better about cheesy Christian music, after all we still have Bach, so Designated Survivor is Left Behind for the resistance: secular apocalyptic comfort entertainment. A Christian ashamed of feel-better first-word agitprop from the Church need only watch this show to know: everyone is guilty of making bad entertainment when they feel insecure.
Designated Survivor is propotainment, progressive propaganda as entertainment. There are moments of interest and who does not long for a President who reads books, loves the arts, and has adorable children? The show gives us such a President, facing cartoon capitalists (“We will keep our drugs and let people die!”) and preaching sermons with portentous pauses.
Donald - Trump - President - Kiefer - Sutherland
Donald Trump is President, so those of us who did not vote for him (as I did not) evidently need Kiefer Sutherland as an alternate reality President to intone Clinton bromides. An amusing family game has become guessing what conventional wisdom he will spout in...
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