“Triumph of Consumerism” —AleXander Hirka and Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Mandate

Capitalism The Crust, Consumerism The Filling

It runs deep, like the flu
thriving on days of longer darkness—
with new variants every year.

And even though it follows what could have been
the potentially life-changing lessons of COVID-19 —
the CONSUM-21 mutation of the virus is no less contagious
than every other year
when it…