THE FALLING LEAF REVIEW, WINTER 2018: CURRENTLY POLITICAL, PUBLISHING EDITOR JAY V. RUVOLO

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Buffoonery Becomes US [fiction]

Now Politics

Where Did We Expect the Republicans to Go

When the Democrats Monolithically

Shifted to the Right,

Becoming Moderate to Centrist

Republicans of Old?

I am almost as offended by the blanket and overly generalized lumping together of all cuacasians as White People with White Privilege, as anyone had ever become or is now about racist definitions of Blackness and Black People . . . as if anyone actually understood what they mean by privilege and how political privileges have worked and been used to divide the oppressed or repressed . . . usually doled out by the elite as a means to divide and keep on conquering. Moreover, any critique of Whiteness that is over-arching in its grossest assessments, too stretched in its generalizing tendencies not to become thin and fragile will not sustain itself for any meaningful change. If any of us had the rhetorical acumen necessary to manage…

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