You make some interesting points, Tamar, and you were obviously in the “eye of the storm” working on “The Apprentice.” In some respects, “The Apprentice” has become the modern day morality play, reflecting what appears to be important — even vital — these days. In our need to be “top of the heap” we’ll do just about anything. For anyone to subject themselves to “the boardroom” shows how bad this need is today. Even watching makes us co-conspirators and enablers. We watch, we applaud, we react, we participate in farce. It’s all farcical — just as elections have become farcical. We’re the modern morality play, describing our own abuse, our rapes, etc., only to discover it’s just a stage with backdrops. Maybe you’re right not voting in this election. Maybe we need a third party. Maybe we’re only watching, expecting a happy (or at least satisfying) ending. I doubt that’s the script or the play itself. That’s the problem with morality plays. They don’t go anywhere because, unfortunately, we don’t go anywhere.

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