[Repurposed from FB].
Walking the streets of Shakespeareville [sc. Ashland, Oregon] I'm thinking: there is a lot of money sloshing around this town. No, silly, not aggravated-felony Wall Street money but nice comfy 100-500k UMC money for people who do not have to budget for their lattes. My guess is that many of these folks will vote for Hillary although they have not ripped the Bernie sticker off the Prius. They are earnestly, sincerely concerned about the plight of the dispossessed and they really think we should Do Something About it. But the fact is, when they go to dinner (with a nice glass of wine) they can pretty much set their concerns aside.
Hot baths. Simone Weil says that almost all of human life takes place far from hot baths. These people are mostly close to hot baths.
--"Presque toute la vie humaine s'est toujours passée loin des bains chauds."
-Weil, L'Iliade ou le poème de la force.