Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Plagiarizing Platitudes

It should come as no surprise that the objects of plagiarism are typically banal, trite and intellectually worthless themselves. Shallow minds seek out shallow expressions. If there is one double plus good side to Melania Trump's wholesale plagiarizing of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech, it is that it reveals the utter vacuity of the original:
...you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect... the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.
A little Rocky theme music, please? Blech! What vacuous tripe. And this is what Ms. Botox-Robot's ghosts thought worthy of driveling from her tiny, perfect lips?

America, you were already dead.

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