Wisdom from History – Is America afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Virginia Woolf - British writer

(Virginia Woolf). 

Adeline Virginia Woolf, (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.

Her most famous works include the novels “Mrs Dalloway” (1925), To the Lighthouse, (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay “A Room of One’s Own” (1929), with its famous dictum, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George.

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After a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests late one evening and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.

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The play is in three acts, normally taking a little less than three hours to perform, with two 10-minute intermissions.

The title is a pun on the song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” from Walt Disney’s The Three Little Pigs (1933), substituting the name of the celebrated feminist English author Virginia Woolf.

Martha and George repeatedly sing this version of the song throughout the play…

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..and in the end, ..as it always is in life, ..the evening ends and life returns to normal, ..whatever normal is?

Question: So how does Virginia Woolf relate to life in America in 2013?

Good Question; Glad you asked, ..the answer is extremely simple, George and Martha simply had a bad night.

As America is currently having a bad night under the wobbly wimpy direction of Barack Obama, ..but this too will pass and America will return to being America.

Obama is Virginia Woolf and there is no doubt that he will make America’s life extremely uncomfortable until he’s back home in Chicago, ..where I’m sure that he will be just as uncomfortable explaining to his neighbors why after his eight years in the Nations Capital, ..they haven’t seen change one in their lives.

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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