By E. Williams at The Barbed Wire.
NEW YORK – The ghost of William Shakespeare appeared tonight in Manhattan, briefly, and expressed his disgust and embarrassment at the way progressives have bastardized his play Julius Caesar with their interpretation of it. The left has inserted a President Trump character in the leading role, and are calling it art.
“What are these fools doing to my work?!” an exasperated Shakespeare asked. “The left should not be afraid of Trump. Some are born Trump, some achieve Trumpness, and some have Trumpness thrust upon them. That’s just life.”
“Like I always said, there is nothing either good or bad, but politically correct thinking makes it so. In Macbeth, I wrote, ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’ Now I realize these ‘play in the park’ progressives are the idiots I was writing about!”
“On this midsummer’s night, I am deeply dismayed by Kathy Griffin’s recent “Off with his head!” moment, and now this. And yes, I did write that all the world’s a stage. But you don’t have to be an asshole on it.”
“Seriously, I can’t believe the city is still allowing this garbage. De Blasio, de Blasio! Wherefore art thou, de Blasio?!”
“If a conservative were to do to a progressive what those actors are doing to Trump, would they not bleed? Would they not have blood coming out of their…..wherever? Me thinks the left doth protest too much. I mean, really, that’s all they do!”