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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:17 AM

22. These righteous outbursts remind me of poetry slams.

When I was in college, the campus arranged for poetry slam performers to come to campus and do dramatic readings. They would talk about all manner of injustices, and I ate the performances up.

I still enjoy a good righteous rant, and there is no shortage of them on the internet today.

However, I’m getting kind of tired of them. Yes, I hate everything republicans and Trump stand for. I am disgusted by the false equivalencies drawn between protest movements and seditious acts. And, yes, I am angered about a right-wing media apparatus that keeps a tight grip on people who enjoy manipulation and being whipped into a frothy frenzy.

Out of a scale of five, I would give this rant one star. While it contains a copious amount of explicatives, it goes on for too long. It would benefit from an edit. Or, indeed, not written at all.

These days, I prefer rants on video that last no more than a minute. Anything longer gets repetitive. My favorite ones have a segment where right wing acquaintances are told to fuck off because we are tired of discussing their shit.

While Pitt’s “rancid paella” is evocative, I see it as a purple-prose bourgeois show-off because I don’t like paella in the first place, and most of them seem rancid to me. Now, I would be able to relate to a rotten apple concealed by blood-red sugar (aka an old candy apple), because rotten apples are disgusting and a thin veneer of sugar would not mask the taste or texture. Paellas reek of classism.

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