I wonder if anyone whose political back you aren’t scratching is still listening to you, Arrendis.
I’ve … kind of stopped. I don’t really see myself resuming very soon, either. But who knows … I let things go so quickly. Maybe too quickly. Maybe this time I’ll remember why, despite how clever you are, discussing stuff with you is a waste of time and energy.
I wonder about those whose backs you are scratching, though. It seems like, if they really have a point that can withstand scrutiny …
… they shouldn’t need you.
I’m trying to think of one thing I’ve learned from you that you actually meant to teach. Considering how long I’ve known you, you’d think there’d be something.
I guess you did kind of teach me that “intelligent, thoughtful, and well-spoken,” and “interested in the truth” are different things.
I’m tired of this game of yours. Also bored. I’m not sure I’ve seen your real mind about anything in over a month, and your mask doesn’t interest me.
Now, then: go ahead. Say something clever.
I doubt I’ll bother reading it.