The West Wing S01E10: In Excelsis Deo

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Words fail me in describing the gut-wrenching awfulness of holiday-themed television show episodes. At Christmas and Easter we are forced to endure bullshit about touchy-feely Christian ethics that don’t exist. There is no charity or goodwill on those holidays anymore than there is on any other day of the year.

But we endure it because the alternative is to switch off the box, and miss all the commercial breaks reinforcing what a disgusting orgy of consumerist gluttony the whole thing has become. It is, in snapshot, the perfect rebuttal of any argument that the ‘markets’ are the best possible regulator of human desires and needs.
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