So it’s reached the point where I can’t watch anything even vaguely political without getting into wondering about the politics of the writers. I’m watching Orange Is The New Black on the Netflix and trying to figure out whether there’s a libertarian on the writing staff.
There’s *SOME* hints… the fact that pretty much every single person in a position of power is someone who ought not be in a position of power. The fact that it seems that they want it to seem absurd to us that the hammer of the law came down when it did so long after the crimes had occurred (but before the statute of limitations had expired). The petty politicking over things that are vitally important to the inmates… but then you get a vignette explaining what this or that prisoner actually did to end up there and the majority of vignettes I’ve seen so far have demonstrated the guilt of the various prisoners and, thus, how they deserve to be locked up… but you could get away with any some of that from any political vantagepoint and all of it if you allow different writers with different viewpoints to steer the show on different episodes.
In any case, it’s the perfect show to watch when one is on the road for weeks at a time away from one’s loved ones.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?