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It’s #ShakespeareSunday so it’s apt to recite my favourite sonnet, which is timely in this regard: the Wokeasi (woke Stasi) will keep casting assertions at anyone who deviates ever so slightly from their dogma, even when the person is someone as benign as Tony Abbott.
More and more people have realised that this is an unwinnable game, and others are thinking that if they are to be condemned regardless, why not at least live up to the assertion they’re being condemned of.

Which is what Shakespeare wrote 400 years ago:
‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed,
When not to be receives the reproach of being
And the just pleasure lost, which is so deemed
Not by our feelings, but by others’ seeing
For why should others false, adulterate eyes
Give salutation to my sportive blood?
And why
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How about a little #ShakespeareSunday with #StarTrek

The Conscience of the King

Just the 13th episode, a fit number for this tragedy.

It originally aired December 8, 1966

A sad tale is best for Winter

(art by juan ortiz)
The episode begins with a murder - the on stage murder by Macbeth, as played by actor Anton Karidian (a play on Carradine?).

Arnold Moss is the actor playing the actor. A veteran of Shakespeare and Broadway, his voice oozes gravitas.
This episode is wonderful #startrek in exploring moral issues, but in some ways its very much not Star Trek.

By that, I mean there is very little scifi or science fantasy here. Its a script that could be adapted easily to other settings. You can argue thats deliberate.
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