Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fiction Credible

Truth can be stranger than fiction, as we all know.  By the same token, fiction can be more credible than truth.  Recently, in a magazine article describing me, it was reported that some women using the women’s room on campus where I taught decades ago, said that they wished I “would leave the toilet seat down.”  This is truly curious.  All my life, at home or anywhere else, I never lifted the toilet seat up, except when I was cleaning the toilet.  It’s just that’s how I always was. In the context of the article that dealt with my so-called “transitioning,” it nonetheless made a good story, most credible.  The thought prompted me, then, to realize how easily some politicians succeeds in getting elected to whatever position by cleverly deploying the art of credible fiction. 

07.18.18

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