Getting interesting now.
The common man thinks the risk of nuclear war is in the past because the televitz said so. Anything they put on televitz, the common man thinks. He swears they are his convictions, a coincidence they are also on the televitz 24/7 around the clock. A coincidence, itz.
The common man has never been further from reality than today. The worst part of the Dark Ages, the peasants were closer to the real world than most modern people will ever get. Reality is all so complicated. The televitz is so very simple. As a critter who generally avoids pain and discomfort and seeks to be lied to in order to allay his fears, Homo Sapiens is the ultimate failure as a hominid.