hummingwolf: (My world is askew!)
hummingwolf ([personal profile] hummingwolf) wrote2016-11-19 10:23 am

2016 as Absurdist Theater

So, Mike Pence went to see Hamilton and the cast had something to say. Which makes sense, since the theater has historically--for centuries--been an important space for public dissent (for a major example from my lifetime, I'm thinking Václav Havel, who I suspect I'll be re-reading a lot in the next few years).

How does the presumptive president-elect of the United States of America respond to this?

Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!

and then

The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!

That's right: Trumpelthinskin is demanding a safe space.

2016, I don't even know what to do with you anymore. Maybe you need a nap?

[identity profile] 2016-11-19 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
While I didn't watch the clip of the booing -- because even as a Hoosier ashamed of fellow-Hoosier Pence because he's a major dick, I can't stand that kind of negative energy -- I thought the cast's response, in their little speech to him, were great. Trump, omg, what can even be said? We're so screwed.