Yelp Review of the 2020 U.S. Election

Bad. It’s all bad. None stars. Stars made of poop. What’s a star.

I Wish In High School I Had Read Fewer Dystopian Novels About an Independent-Minded Hero Who Leads a Revolution Against Authoritarian Traditionalists

Or, rather, I wish I’d taken it to heart when I read them, that EVERYONE IN THE STORY except the hero and the hero’s band of merry weirdos is cool with the teeny sliver of sleezy, selfish, cowardice liars at the very top holding all the power and money and moral direction for the rest. I should have known, from reading books like “Ferenheit 451,” “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” “Brave New World,” etc, that people like to be told what to do, and are comfortable assuming that those in power are there for a solid reason and deserve to dictate the terms of how we should live, who should be allowed to thrive. The fact that they cheat and lie and make anyone who questions them out to be unwelcome dangers to the system is all pretty effective- it works in the novels, and in real life, too.

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