As a country, we are less compassionate and unmotivated to help others. No one kept count of the damages that kept slowly accumulating. Now, we’re paying for it—and it’s time to take a look around. I don’t think Luis Alfaro’s Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles could have come at a better time.
Anyone who read Harry G. Frankfurt’s On Bullshit or On Truth couldn’t wait to read its seemingly logical counterpart, Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James. Both philosophers cover alarming American cultural trends, such as the insidious force of “bullshit,” a noted lack of appreciation for the truth, and the so-called freedoms that we abuse on a daily basis in a truly asshole-like fashion.
There you are, staring at this pitiful meal with a shitty garnish on the side. Just add the fact that you’re a writer, musician, or painter, and now you’re a stereotype. Cue the sad trombone.