2020 saw another significant presidential election. The first presidential debate featured an exchange that was memorable for many of us and symbolically represented the tarnished discourse we collectively have engaged in in recent years. Some refusing to listen, some inability to articulte thoughts, some bullying, some bigotry, some giving up, some resorting to name-calling, some frustration. When at the end of your rope sometimes all you can do is say “will you shut up man”. It is neither a question nor a statement but a phrase that is illuminating of the end of natural discourse and resorting to a meta-phrase of defiance. The phrase didn’t represent that discourse but four years of frustration and bewilderment. Perhaps a recognition that to win this time, one needed to play at their own game and not by the rules as done previously. This piece is vibrant, brutish and overwhelms the canvas with the in your face presence of Trump being cut-off.
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