Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Glazed slate

    An interesting thought experiment
    is proposed at Slate just now, on
    whether a progressive would back
    a candidate as aberrant as little
    Donny Thump-Thump. Its premise is
    amusing, and possibly harmless to
    investigate: offering alternatives
    like Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz as
    placeholders for how a loony Right
    sees Hillary Clinton, its primary
    effect is to portray dissent with
    her candidacy as improbably crazed. 

    The question, however, is not so
    unsound, even in everyday bounds
    of politics: how unthinkable could
    it be, to prefer a wholesome mind,
    before serial, unhinged arousal?

    One cannot expect the Republicans
    to accept our invitation to enjoy
    this stimulating game, exhaustion
    having overcome their sociability.
    Yet to feel their pain is to know
    it, all the same, almost as guilt. 

Ermenegildo Zegna
  model unknown

Janis Ancens
Rhys Pickering
El País©
June, 2016

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