“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park, 2009

Starring Raúl Esparza, Herb Foster, Anne Hathaway, Jay O. Sanders, Julie White, Hamish Linklater, David Pittu, Audra McDonald, Michael Cumpsty, Charles Borland, Stark Sands & Jon Patrick Walker


“It’s all about women…and their men!”

On this day in 1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s brilliant backstage drama All About Eve opened in theaters, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, Thelma Ritter, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe, and George Sanders.

Anne Frank was a refugee

America turned her away. America let her die in a concentration camp. If we took her in, she would be the same age as my grandfather right now. Instead we learn about her in history class. We say, “We must not forget the holocaust. We must not let it happen again.”

But America forgot. America forgot big time. You see, the hardest way to get into America is as a refugee. The process takes months for a single person with endless evaluations and background checks. It would be theoretically impossible for a terrorist to slip through. But American politicians said, “No. Let them be killed.” 

Muslims. Christians. Children. Mothers. Fathers. All left to be killed by a radical religious and political group. People who have been mislead into thinking murder and persecution is the right thing to do. 

And here in America, Republican Christians have joined the fight. They have decided to side with ISIS. Attacking people for their religion, for the color of their skin. Any one who looks middle eastern is a target. Places of worship are burned. Women are shot at and assaulted. People are denied entry into businesses. Politicians showing support to ban all Muslims from the country. 

The media doesn’t do anything to dehumanize these white, christian terrorists. In some cases they even praise assailants. Misinformation from the right wing media, misplaced anger and fear from the people dumb enough to follow it. These are the things that will lead to the Great Muslim Holocaust.

We say we must not forget so that it will never happen again. But if we don’t help Muslims now, if we turn a blind eye to the suffering of our fellow human beings, then we haven’t learned a thing.

The GOP establishment is only mad with Trump because he gave the game away. I mean, yeah. Let’s be honest about that.

“You were supposed to be SUBTLE about your racism and craziness and blatant sick,ill capitalism, Donald!”

“How could you do this to us, Donald? How could you!”

*Mitt Romney reaches for his handkerchief and wipes away a single, glistening tear in a suitably melodramatic manner*