“There is something terrible about being consumed by violent chaos, but I believe there is something far more terrifying about being consumed by violent order.”
— Mike Duncan, The History of Rome Podcast
And we’re back.
Because Aubrey Plaza.
“We’re anarchists and outlaws, goddam it. Didn’t you understand that much? We’ve got nothing to do with right-wing, left-wing or any other half-assed political category. If you work within the system, you come to one of the either/or choices that were implicit in the system from the beginning. You’re talking like a medieval serf, asking the first agnostic whether he worships God or the Devil. We’re outside the system’s categories. You’ll never get the hang of our game if you keep thinking in flat-earth imagery of right and left, good and evil, up and down. If you need a group label for us, we’re political non-Euclideans. But even that’s not true. Sink me, nobody of this tub agrees with anybody else about anything, except maybe what the fellow with the horns told the old man in the clouds: Non serviam.”
“I don’t know Latin,” I said, overwhelmed by his outburst.
“‘I will not serve,'” he translated. “And here’s your room.”