Monday, June 12, 2017

Pushback: Sponsors Pullout of 'Trump Assassination' version of Julius Caesar


Friends, Romans Americans, Countrymen: Presidential Assassination Chic Is Not Cool





Actually, the 'Honorable Men' of the left better be careful about what they wish for...



Don Surber: Comey Brutus? No.










Lem's Place: The Right Strikes Back


FC: The New York Times will continue to fund, claims this is a free speech issue.  BS.This is not a free speech issue--of course the organizers can do a play like this. No one is seeking to use government to ban it. That is a red herring. The question here is whether a play depicting the assassination of a sitting President is appropriate. Here's a thought experiment: If this play was done when Barack Obama was president, would these same people defend his fictional assassination as a matter of 'free speech' or 'artistic freedom'?  I think not.  

Hot Air: Apparently there was a Barack Obama Julius Caesar in 2012.  I concur with the Hot Air piece, while I do not mind adaptations of Shakespeare's works in different settings (isn't Kiss Me Kate the Taming of the Shrew, you have to be careful not to ruin what you are portraying.  






4 comments:

  1. "Assignation" = "assassination"? Just checking.

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    1. I am ready to assassinate the automatic spell checker on my computer. But I need to spend more time proof reading!

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  2. Have to concur with Brian. "Assignation" would be two people meeting for a very discreet, brief, probably sexual encounter.
    "Assassination" would be the targeted killing of a specific person, often a politician.
    Not that I have personal knowledge of either.

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    1. While I used a word in anger that could describe a sexual act, there was no assignation between me and my computer's automatic spell checker.

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