An Example from Fences

One example from Fences to explain what I mean.

It’s 1957. An uneducated working-class black woman who doesn’t have a TV tells her husband, “I’ve got eighteen years of my life invested in you.”

It’s fake. Nobody in the play talked like they live on Fifth Avenue until now, and then she comes out with this Oprah talk.

Comrade Galsworthy

Our university library is very Soviet in its literary tastes. It’s got nothing. There’s one old copy of Jane Eyre. One!

But there are four shelves of John Galsworthy:

For those who don’t know, the English literature ended for the Soviet people with Galsworthy’s work. Nothing happened after him but he was HUGE. It was a big surprise for me that nobody in the English-speaking world knows of him. The Soviet people of my generation and before, though, know his novels by heart. On our first date, N and I debated Galsworthy. I can still quote whole passages.

Take Your Pick

Political prognosis.

Republicans are gone. There’s not going to be a Republican party anymore. Stick a fork in them because they are so done.

The Democrats will split into two parties. One, let’s call it the AOC wing, will aggressively and proactively fellate the digital oligarchy in every possible way asking nothing in return but for complete censorship of all information channels.

The other, let’s call it the Obama wing, will aggressively and proactively fellate the digital oligarchy in every possible way asking nothing in return.

Please make your selection now.

Notice the Pattern

It’s clear to everybody but the numerically illiterate that Republicans lose everything when Trump isn’t on the ballot. Voters don’t want them.

When he’s on the ballot, the GOP picks up seats in Congress. When he isn’t, the GOP loses seats in Congress. An absolute idiot would notice the pattern.

Yet these undaunted clowns have convinced themselves that once they get rid of Trump, things will be just peachy. All of a sudden, happy crowds of voters will stream to the polls to vote for more tax cuts for the oligarchs, less healthcare for themselves, and the rest of the libertarian Santa wish list.

Totally serves them right. No pun intended.