WASHINGTON: When the play had its London premiered in 1955, British theater critics couldn’t quite wrap their heads around Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” Philip Hope-Wallace, a critic for the Manchester Guardian, said the drama, a philosophical example of the Theater of the Absurd, would “send the rationalist out of his mind and induce tooth-gnashing among people who would take Lewis Carroll’s Red Queen and Lear’s nonsense exchanges… as the easiest stuff in the world.”
Brett Kavanaugh hearings: Overture, dim the lights
The first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lifted the curtain on Washington’s lively theater of the absurd, complete with theatrical outbursts from demonstrators. Seventy protesters were removed, kicking and screaming, from the hearing room.
Angry Senate Democrats demanded the hearings be postponed in a pointless effort to prevent the inevitable: a restoration of constitutional order and an end to judicial fiat by seating an originalist on the high court.
The Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin, looked Kavanaugh in the eye, saying,
“This is a president who’s shown us consistently that he’s contemptuous of the rule of law. It’s that president who’s decided you are his man.”
Durbin failed to mention what specific laws President Trump allegedly violated. Other Democrats demanded to see and read the tens of thousands of documents written by the nominee throughout his legal career.
Dressing the part of the Left’s Theater of the Absurd –
Outside, women dressed in scarlet robes and white bonnets, just like the subjugated females of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” demonstrated in silence. A trait the patriarchal rulers in Margaret Atwood’s dystopic series would no doubt approve of. Curious and smirking tourists eagerly photographed the absurd spectacle.
And a child shall lead them
Back inside the Senate hearing room, Liza Kavanaugh – the high court nominee’s youngest daughter – reacted appropriately to the raucous circus unfolding around her. She giggled, pointed and whispered a few choice observations into her mother’s ear.
“But he hasn’t got anything on,” says the child at the end of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
Kids are painfully honest when it comes to pointing out their elder’s foolish and funny absurdities.
The cartooning of the left
Donald Trump’s election as the nation’s 45th president inspired Democrats and their dyspeptic leftist friends to gush endless streams of “nonsense exchanges.” If it wasn’t Russian plots to “meddle” in our elections and “sow discord,” it was the Trump administration’s Hitlerian designs for America.
In effect, the American left has degenerated into a collection of raving Warner Brothers cartoon characters, ala Yosemite Sam.
Normal, well-adjusted, everyday Americans, on the other hand, are enjoying a robust economy, a healthy job market and rising wages. All a result of the dying Obama legacy.
And it was Trump, Saint George-like, who drove his lance through that dragon’s heart.
Democrats and their screaming supporters at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings – which includes the mainstream fake-news media – are a lot like Vladimir in “Waiting for Godot.”
“We wait. We are bored… A diversion comes along and what do we do? We let it go to waste… In an instant all will vanish and we’ll be alone more, in the midst of nothingness!”
Ah yes. The meaning of a meaninglessness left in the age of Trump.
Top Image: Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Fox News screen capture.