Ever seen one of those movies where someone does something or says something that causes a woman to swoon? That kind of dishonesty seems to be alive and well in the world today. Isn’t feigned outrage ridiculous! How can something so blatantly dishonest be dismissed so easily. Does the pretender even believe in his performance? The pretender knows he is performing, and most of the time the audience knows he is performing! Why is it that so few actually say that the emperor has no clothes? Maybe it is the same reason that when you see an orange you don’t feel the need to say ‘that orange is orange’. But, the orange isn’t performing! It’s not claiming that it’s red. It’s not pretending. For some reason The Wizard of Oz comes to mind. I also picture in my mind a society ruled by a witch who is not really a witch and has no magical power, but she is dressed like a witch and pretends to be a witch and all of the people know that the witch is just pretending and that she has no real power, but they all agree to play along as if… Isn’t that kind of the reality of what goes on in the real world lots of the time. We just let it go by. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Letting it go by? Maybe it’s just more convenient to go along with such charades. If we point it out then someone may pretend to be offended by US! We can’t have someone pretending to be offended by US because then someone else might have to pretend that they actually believe that they are offended! Play along or become the next target. If we just go along then maybe we won’t have to sit through act two. How destructive is this? Does it hurt anything or anyone? Does it rot a society in some sense? Has it always been this way? A meretricious dessert of maggots dressed up with chocolate icing? (Sorry, I’m getting a bit full of myself, myself, but what the hell…) (Places everyone, two minutes ‘til curtain…)
“Now is the winter of, umm, umm, LINE!