If I gave a college commencement address, I’d like to believe it would follow the lines of Tom Engelhardt’s imagined speech before a “campus of [his] mind.” Of course, no one would invite me to do so, and I’d probably be escorted off the stage or platform before I reached paragraph two.
Among the many sobering remarks of Engelhardt’s virtual address:
Being on the sidelines, it turns out, is an expensive affair. The question is: What are you going to do so that you aren’t there, and in debt, forever?
Of course, there’s a simple answer to this question. Think of it as the [Marco] Rubio Solution. You could each try to find your own billionaire. But given the numbers involved and what you don’t have to offer in return, that seems an unlikely option.