[...] In fact, the likeliest reason why so many of us care so little about politics is that modern politicians make us sad, hurt us deep down in ways that are hard even to name, much less talk about. It’s way easier to roll your eyes and not give a shit. You probably don’t want to hear about all this, even.
inspiration for silicon jest - chris fogle character pre-epiphany? he and his friends would joke about how vapid tech has gotten, laugh about the TV show silicon valley, etc