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Mother Nature is a serial killer. No one’s better. Or more creative. Like all serial killers, she can’t help the urge to want to get caught. What good are all those brilliant crimes if no one takes the credit? So she leaves crumbs. Now the hard part, why you spend a decade in school, is seeing the crumbs. But the clue’s there. Sometimes the thing you thought was the most brutal aspect of the virus, turns out to be the chink in its armor. And she loves disguising her weaknesses as strengths. She’s a bitch.

World War Z (2013, dir. Marc Foster)

”I think celebrity, or any kind of weird line in between you and people, is only created by people that put walls around themselves. Every once in a while there’s someone following you with a camera, or someone asks you to sign something says hi, and the day you stop being grateful for that, there’s something wrong with you.”-Angelina Jolie

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Mother Nature is a serial killer. No one’s better. More creative. Like all serial killers, she can’t help but the urge to want to get caught. But what good are all those brilliant crimes if no one takes the credit? So she leaves crumbs. Now the hard part, while you spent decades in school, is seeing the crumbs for the clues they are. Sometimes the thing you thought was the most brutal aspect of the virus, turns out to be the chink in its armor. And she loves disguising her weaknesses as strengths. She’s a bitch.

Babylon 5 is easily the most important show of the 90s. Often ignored by critics because of the many short-comings of the show, this show allowed the current golden-age of television. Babylon 5 was a science fiction epic, it was a call back to Frank Herbert, a story that was the rise and fall of empires and corruption in politics. It was subversive without being overtly so. It was riveting television, because unlike most TV shows, it was one focused story told over five seasons. It was also populist! J. Michael Straczynski understands the deficit of leadership we see in this country, and more leaders need to be of the people. Share if you agree.