Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Waiting for Godot?

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman

Remember Miss Havisham from Great Expectations—the jilted lover, fossilized in cobwebs, wearing her original bridal gown? Couples, afraid to face the world, who remain tangled in their bedsheets might be reminded of Dickens’ famous character whose predicament also mirrors the Democratic party. Its "quantum entanglement" allows it to hold two equal and opposite positions at the same time. Instead of making waves, they’re wavering while being gerrymandered into oblivion. As Philip Larkin says in a poem called “Wants,” “Beneath it all, desire for oblivion runs.” Joe Biden is a good man, an honest man, a just man except in the case of what he did to ‘Anita Hill ("What Joe Biden Hasn't Owned Up to About Anita Hill," The New Yorker, 4/27/19)--which allowed Clarence Thomas' appointment. Shelley is another poet worth quoting. “Look at my work, ye Mighty, and despair,” says Ozymandias. John Fetterman has become the Godot for all those who’re waiting...for someone to come.

Read "Hail! Hail! Mr. Creosote" by Francis Levy, The Screaming Pope

and listen to "1-2-3" by Len Barry

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