The whole thing that’s sprung up around the band has to be at least partly about something other than the music, because the scale of the success doesn’t make sense. But I don’t know what the fuck is happening or how it’s happening.
“Watchmen” brilliantly took a hammer to the clay feet of comics’ golden gods. But rather than topple those gods, “Watchmen” ushered in an era in which these golden idols stand taller than ever, astride the entire culture, casting inescapable shadows.
There are two views of humanity, people are stomachs or people are brains. In the people-are-stomachs view, more people means more eaters, more takers, less for everyone else. In the people-are-brains view, more people means more brains, more ideas, more for everyone else.