One Reluctant Perdiccas

This morning I was bluntly told
To stop being such a sorry grump.
They wondered what had happened
To dump me in this awful funk.

I had no quick and ready answer
That I could blithely drop
So I sat there for a while
Pondering that unpleasant thought.

Why had my mood so darkened?
A very short while later, an answer came to me:
Our culture passed the Rubicon
With the rise of “Reality T.V.”.

If this is, in fact, the case
Then most will surely mock me
And that, will serve as further proof;
We Are the Diadochi!