I mean, really…

In Current reading, Drafts, Hautvoir, Local projects, Radio, Revision, Sanford Meisner, Scene Prep on May 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

The short write-up could be in any newspaper, I suppose. It happens to be in this morning’s New York Times. I winced when I first saw it. Someone on Facebook came the closest to the response I would have posted.

The paper says: “In a dynamic seen many times since the Sept. 11 attacks led the United States to strengthen its spy agencies, French citizens appear willing to give up privacy for more protection.” (my underlining).

The comment concerning the vote at the National Assembly (438 For, 86 Against the new Surveillance Law): “What’s the use in  being against when you know they’ll vote for it anyway? The people have no power to say NO, even when they are the majority!” (my translation).

A lot of citizens, whether French, German, American, Nigerian or of any other nationhood feel as if they are nothing other than a semantic trick, plus a convenient excuse, or stupid children who simply don’t understand that Father Knows Best Always.

This was my brief rant for the day. Better here than chewing out a ten-year old (except when the ten-year old becomes so obstreperous, an adult decides enough is way too much.)

Yes, it’s that kind of a work week. The rules of confidentiality forbid any further sharing concerning the less-than fine moments when kids and their parents forget other people’s mind space matters as much as their own.

This will go down as something as useless as a rant on a call-in radio show? In that case, call it scene prep, since just that kind of show is ongoing in the story right now.

“French citizens appear willing to…”  Not The New York Times’ best effort either.


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