Were I going to Netroots nation this year.
And if I had a panel there.
And if, on that panel, I could screen one teevee show to kickstart a pungent conversation, I would bypass all the usual documentary material, economic, environmental and diversity programming, and the look-with-alarm stuff about Hate Radio and Fox News and instead show "Hardhome" -- last night's episode of Game of Thrones. It was funny in parts and wise about how politics between grown-ups actually works, but mostly I would want those assembled to hear and react to this brutally practical advice:
My name is Jon Snow. I’m Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.We’re not friends.We’ve never been friends.This isn’t about friendship.This is about survival.This is about putting a 700 foot wall between you and what’s out there.