Essays

Trump, Clinton, Moore, Franken, and Conyers: A Jump Down a 100 Word Rabbit Hole

Disclaimer: This Rabbit Hole has parallel universes.

Parallel Universe #1 (the Principled Universe)

Mainstream culture maintains zero tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual abuse and/or sexual assault, regardless of one’s political stripes, wealth, and/or position of power. This culture defines zero tolerance as, “zero tolerance.”

Parallel Universe #2 (the Partisan Universe)

Mainstream culture’s tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual abuse and/or sexual assault, is contingent on one’s political stripes, wealth, and/or position of power. This culture defines zero tolerance as, “a tolerance level that grows and shrinks depending on who the alleged perpetrator is not so much on the specific accusations alleged toward the perpetrator.”

Copyright © 2017 Freeman Cobb

I place 26 letters from the English alphabet occasionally combined with various Arabic numbers in sequences that I like while utilizing blank spaces and 14 punctuation marks between said letters or numbers to create stories. For example: Eva enjoys cotton candy, mathematics, feather-light kisses, removing wood splinters from soft feet, and whiskey with an e. One day she will die and be gone forever. The lake she loves is often smooth as black glass. Too many people are scared to live. Not Eva. Some days she wields a heavy maul, shattering the black glass touching her shoreline. Most of the atoms comprising Eva exploded from unstable high mass stars, billions of years ago. That makes her smile. Eva is the strongest, most beautiful, most alluring person in the universe - at least that's what Nick thinks.

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