I would not say that Our National Discourse has degraded to the level of Springer/Lake. Hell, Springer/Lake references are already what, 20 years old?

But is there any real difference between a classic Springer episode, or, like, Wrestlemania, and the Debt Wrestlemania?

No.

We have not wanted for spectacle in our long blighted descent into banal madness.

We have however wanted for humanity.

I turn this post over to an Irishman, the Mighty Stef. Who sings the only song that matters in this low, dishonest millennium.