Epstein and Cultural Free Fall
In the annals of the continuing free-fall of our culture, the French Catholic school board in the Ottawa region has just instituted a high school course in ‘video gaming’. Their justification? Well, it seems ‘gamers’, if good enough – and I use ‘good’ loosely here – can make six-figure incomes. One wonders. Playing video games seems a significantly less-than-beneficial use of one’s precious and limited time, for which we all will have to give account; but watching others play video games? I don’t think Plato could have foreseen this, even in the deepest bowls of his murky cave.
And while on