At Least Mussolini Made the Trains Run on Time

A stable genius time check

Reality in the 1930s and 40s was, fascist leaders actually had to do something useful for people in order to be elected to power.

This millennium appends “virtual” or “show” to reality. A leader need merely be a flashy avatar for legions of listlessly brainwashed gamers surrendering earnings, mobility, dignity and health to any entertainment that reliably diverts their self-contempt onto someone else.

They’ll ride that train right over a cliff, gorging on cheetos and wearing adult diapers, bragging how they bought the winning ticket.

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Artist: Dario Castillejos, Mexico

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...or a backstory, fable, relationship arc— make what you will of this pair and put it into words.

I’d do it for you, but that wouldn’t help. You need to work it out yourself; understand what you’re seeing and honestly say what it is.

It’s practically impossible to get it wrong, no matter what you come up with, as long as “cur,” “turd” and “Lindsey” feature in your description.