Woke in the Streets, Privileged in the Sheets: The Birth of the Half-Liberal

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Woke in the Streets, Privileged in the Sheets: The Birth of the Half-Liberal

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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s the conversation to #DeleteFacebook drones around us in an annoying buzz (because you know nobody is really going to delete it), I can’t help but imagine what I’d do with my time if I didn’t have conversations to eavesdrop on. Like for instance, this one: A friend posted a status about how disastrous Donald Trump’s decision was – it doesn’t matter which one. The first comment was: “You live in Dombivli. You get water only thrice a week. Focus.” I spent a good 40 minutes laughing at that one. Is there anything more entertaining than witnessing the mirror of reality being held up to a – what shall we call them? – gullible, upper-class, privileged liberal-ish twits. Half-liberals?

Come to think of it, you don’t really need Facebook for this. This variety of deluded do-gooders – people who make the right noises about the right trending things – is everywhere today, out in the same real world that they refuse to acknowledge. He’s the guy standing at an ATM with 24-hour air-conditioning, refusing to take a printout of the receipt to save the environment. The best part is that he walks out thinking he has indeed saved it.

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