Monday, November 26, 2012

Auris Populi

To whom do pundits address their often frenzied pleas? And what are these, these oft repeated outcries? Having held forth on a subject once, why do they repeat the message, in variant forms, over and over and over again? An answer occurred to me today. The pundits are addressing the Ear of the People hoping that, if understood, Vox Populi will repeat them with the force of Deus. And, of course, there is that striking similarity between the preacher of old and the pundit of new. But does prayer work?

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