Monday, November 14, 2011

Shakespeare and Kansas

This article about Shakespeare's criminal connections, combined with my knowledge of how much low-class vulgarity is in his plays, made me imagine a future civilization that considers gangsta rap the epitome of civilized refinement, the way we treat opera and Shakespeare plays. It is also easy to imagine our current inner-city gangsters being romanticized the same way our society romanticizes pirates.

On a happier note, this article about Hispanic immigrants revitalizing dying Midwest towns shows how entrepreneurial people can respond to incentives in such a way that society is improved. One person's dying small town is another person's chance to buy a good, cheap house and start a better life:

1 comment:

E said...

gangsta vs. pirate vs. ninja... well that's a whole new can of worms.