I think some readers have misread my point, and some – the most vociferous – seem to believe that anything short of an unqualified “right on, Lisa!” is inhumane or sacrilegious.
This shouldn’t have to be said, but…cut her a little fucking slack, she might be dying. Yes, anything short of “good luck to you” is indeed inhumane and sacrilegious.
Corey Robin points out that Keller had quite a different reaction to his buddy Chris Hitchens’ very public battle with cancer:
[H]e is dying of esophageal cancer, a fact he has faced with exceptional aplomb.
Christopher Hitchens: American patriot. We’ve done a lot worse.
Anyway, every time our overlords tell us “Shut the fuck up and die, plebe”, the guillotines get closer.