Get Smart: don’t take CONTROL


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The hysterical sitcom “Get Smart” in the 60s, starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, while spoofing secret agents and the Cold War, nonetheless painted accurate pictures of the enemies of freedom, depicting America’s adversaries under the rubric KAOS.

Smart, and the good guys, worked for CONTROL.   One truth revealed in the show: running around trying to control evil, trying to control KAOS, may make for good comedy, but it only allows for endless conflict.

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