I believe John Dowd, 76-year-old lawyer and ex-Marine, when he says in a Reuters interview that he is not a snowflake.
And yet, he is representing a world-class snowflake, our president. How do you feel about that, Mr. Dowd? When snowflake Trump yells at you and blames you and tells you to get off his lawn, will you go quietly like the tough guy you say you are? Good, because I don’t want to hear you or any other servants of Trump whining about how badly he treats you. And I sure don’t want to hear you covering for Trump when his snowflakeness goes even further over the top than it has already. You may not think you are a snowflake, but you lie down with one and you are not going to escape waking up covered with icy white Trump poop.
Just wondering–and BTW in this case the “performance artist” in question is a “he”–if the artist complains the art is too complicated, could it be he didn’t put in the ten thousand hours of practice practicing to do the actual job?
Could the performance artist walk away now without his snowflakes leaving a trace? If only. Are the original intentions of the Framers, including the Framers of the 25th Amendment, enough to cope with our situation? If a tyrannical soul announces in advance that he cannot possibly be blamed for any outcomes, is the “laugh test” still apropos? The SMFH test, perhaps?
Dear Mr. Snowflake-In-Chief-Elect Trump:
The cast of “Hamilton” broke the fourth wall last night in the presence of Vice President-elect Pence. You demand an apology. Let’s recap what Aaron Burr/Brandon Dixon said: “We have a message for you, sir…We are the diverse America…alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not…uphold our inalienable rights. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.” Before reading his statement, Dixon asked the audience to stop booing Pence: “there’s nothing to boo, ladies and gentlemen. We’re all here sharing stories of love.”
You say “the Theater must always be a safe and special place.” How, my poor snowflake-elect, are you going to get through your term as president of 320-plus Americans? Mr. Dixon, on behalf of the cast, said to Mr. Pence “we are scared of you (based in part, Dixon might have said, on your history of active hostility toward LGBTQ Americans) but we hope you do right in your new position representing the whole country. How you, Trump, can say that Mr. Dixon, by owning his own alarm and anxiety, is guilty of harassing Pence is beyond me. You might try something that your detractors are supposed to be unable to do in response to you: that is, take Mr. Dixon “seriously but not literally.” Doing so might give you some good ideas about making the USA an even more safe and special place than it is right now.
So far you, soon-to-be Snowflake-in-Chief, have communicated some signals of generosity and some of score-settling. My advice is to take the high road whenever you can, or you will consume yourself–which would be just your problem if you were not about to become president of the whole United States.