A university president will be blamed for not scouring Earth with enough fervor to find the brilliant Latina lesbian in a wheelchair that his institution, once again, failed to hire. He will be blamed for every “incident” of “racial insensitivity” that proves his campus still fails to provide a “welcoming environment” for people who do not share the tragic legacy of his birth, in all its egregious whiteness and maleness.
The other day when I was puttering around on my home computer, somebody turned on a nearby TV, George Carlin was telling jokes and I noticed two things. First, he was not funny. Second, there was a knock, knock, knock – or let’s put it this way: He gave me a sense of something ominous beckoning to enter the room.