The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

After years of decline by every measure of industrial and post-industrial civilization, Venezuela has reached terminal socialism. In Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon The Deep, when the transcendent power The Blight occupies a world, the Net of Thousand Lies collapses.

The progressives of the 1960s were half-right: The Revolution will not be televised. Under the sun and moon, without electricity, the revolution to overthrow socialism will not be televised. Or streamed.

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