Our history will be what we make of it; and if there are any historians about fifty or a hundred years from now, and there should be preserved the kinescopes for one week of all three networks, they will there find recorded in black and white and in colour, evidence of decadence, escapism, and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live.

We are currently wealthy, fat, comfortable and complacent. We have a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information; our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses, and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us...

[H]istory will take its revenge and retribution will not limp in catching up with us.


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We will, at some point, see beyond the cubed angels upon which we so dearly wait, but it may come at a time in which history will have already written us.