Rants and reactions to contemporary politics, art and culture.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Arbeit Macht Frei
A Gated Community? (photograph of Dachau, Dorsm365)
Folks we’re going to build a wall and the Jews are going to
love it. It’ll just be like a country club, exclusive, only for them and
they’ll have everything they like right there,their golf clubs, a stock market all their own and all the moneylenders that
money can buy. It’ll be just like a condo except that’s where all our Jewish
friends are going to be put, for their sake and ours and, by the way, they'll love it since they’re not going to get beaten up or be accused of anything and
they’ll get to ride around everywhere in the little carts. They’ll run they’re
own business where they can take advantage of each other and they’ll gladly pay
for it. and we know who they are hubby hubba. Say no more. And they’ll have their own little government where their liberal minded representatives are married to Muslims and sext young girls all they like as long as they stay where they belong. We’re going to drain the sewers. I know more than anyone does, oh
where was I, yeah I was going to make us number #1 again folks and get rid of
all the rapists and drug dealers. Mexico will
be a memory by the way folks. It’s going tobe really great and you know by the time we’re done everyone is going to
have their own private condo development, so exclusive that once
you’re in you’re nevercoming out. I’m
turning Guantanamo into condos folks; each of the inmates is going to want to
buy their own cage. Folks there’s going to be a stampede at Guantanamo once we
start construction and by the way we’ll have surf and waterboarding, cement
shoes and whatever you need to facilitate conversation and folks we’re going to
get the residents of that development to talk. Believe me, we’re not going to
take no for an answer. That’s what we do with all our inmates or citizens or whatever you want to call them. We hand them their
heads on a platter and make them an offer than can’t refuse.
Francis Levy's debut novel, Erotomania: A Romance, was released in August 2008 by Two Dollar Radio.
His short stories, criticism, humor, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Village Voice, The East Hampton Star, The Quarterly, Penthouse, Architectural Digest, TV Guide, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, and other publications. One of his Voice humor pieces was anthologized in The Big Book of New American Humor (HarperCollins). He is presently the Co-Director of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination (philoctetes.org), where he supervises roundtable discussions on topics as varied as “The Psychology of the Modern Nation State” and “Modern Traffic Theory, Behavior, and Imagination”.