Executions on TV

On a TV outside a shop in South Korea, a small crowd watches one of North Korea’s dictators being led away to execution by North Korea’s other dictators. The cell phone ad in the corner seems out of place:

We are astonished at the insensitivity of the Georgians and early Victorians in turning public executions into festive occasions: but at least they had the courage of their insensitivity. We, on the other hand, notice nothing about ourselves. A man is killed; a phone is advertised. It is all one to us.

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