The Only Thing More Horrifying, Grotesque and Depressing Than THE FUTURE…

… is The Present. At least The Future can be changed. Hypothetically. And what is “nostalgia” really, but fear of the The Future? The Past is always better, no matter how painful, violent, humiliating, because you survived…

Doubtful that someone, anyone (or better still, a group of such ones), might summon the will and energy to raise himself or herself from our present condition — deep, deep, deep in the muck, Orwell’s boot having been stamped upon our crushed collective “human” face for so long by now the mark may never go away — and fight back.

Note: not “write back” or make a “compelling, inspirational” music video — we’ve seen how well that works. But some one or ones willing not merely to die for freedom (we’ve got lots of those folks; it’s part of the program: summon the lambs to the chopping block so they can feel heroic or something just before the blade comes down and the executioner cries, “Next!”) but kill for it…

But this is all just hypothetical, of course. A few more bytes of bloggedy-blog (“a chicken in every pot — or tofu thighs for vegans — and a soapbox on every desktop”). Talk. Talk. Talkety-talk.

No one would seriously propose such madness, not in a democracy founded on equality and free speech.

We’ll… we’ll throw a debate! That’s what we’ll do, by gosh. We’ll throw a debate and invite everybody! Yessiree, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. This’ll change everything

Adam Engel lived for your sins -- and he lived well! -- in Fear-and-Trembling, Brooklyn, one of the last gangrenous toes of NYC not yet severed and replaced with a prosthetic gentrification device. Read other articles by Adam, or visit Adam's website.