The Quality of Mercy plays.
“I’m sick of being told to be an equal to my lover by some strong jawed woman who hates me.” says Lacey to Lem. Lacey just got off Tik Tok.
“Oh, the one where a woman with a very masculine jaw claims some Boomer male refuses to do business with men who have submissive wives because the man assumes the men lack masculinity and mental health?” asks Michael Rockefeller.
“Yes! It’s sick and insulting.” says Lacey. “Do I just not exist? Do you not exist?”
“Well, maybe she’s just so-called biphobic and he was too?” asks Michael. “And no! Of course I didn’t exist! And if I did I’d want her likely masculine ass not yours, I guess.” He shrugs.
“Better her then some perverted bitch who grabs her crotch in front of millions of children.” says another dead man.
“While wailing obnoxiously about being pregnant?” asks another dead man.
Another laughs. “These women are hideous.”
“Do you feel like they’re men in drag?” asks a living gay man.
“Gay, violent, conceited men.” says a dead Englishman. “Like Jack at his worst, but with no dick.”
The gay man laughs. He can’t help it.
“So Michael is insulted?” he asks.
“I’m very masculine. And my ability to luridly dominate Lacey requires brilliance on our parts. And we resent the narcissistic attack.” says Michael. “If you lack the ability you lack the ability. But don’t knock it just because you’re too much of a idiotic, pushy, crass and jealous peasant-bred whore to understand.”
“Okay. Yeah. You’re angry.” says the gay man.
“So you think we use pedophilia to compensate for our innate lack of a sexuality we just…can’t possess?” asks a pregnant singer. “I wanna say, elite sexuality.”
“Yes! Obviously. Yes!” says Louis who was also dominant by nature.
“So we’re cheats? Who lack the biological ability to make love the way you and Lacey do, for instance?” asks a pedophile in the Illuminati.
Louis refuses to acknowledge that man.
“I’ll respond, buddy. Yup. Yup. That’s it. Very…good!” says Michael, seething.
“But there was pedophilia in the upper class!” protests an actor who notoriously dates young women.
“There was. But…at its best that’s not who we were.” says Michael.
“It’s a cheap trick to seem terrible and terrifying.” says Louis. “It’s a cheap way to cover-up for incredible weakness.” He thinks. “Incompetence.”
“And you and Michael were just too…far beyond what we understand to appreciate?” asks the pedophilic Illuminati man. “Currently.”
“Yes. And now what will you do with that information?” Michael asks him.
“Where?” he asks. “Where did it happen?”
“Did we obliterate such love?” asks an Englishwoman.
“Between a man such as I was and a woman like Lacey?” he asks.
“Yes! It’s in our perfume though. …That’s why Lacey finds perfume so comforting. …It’s soft, tender and delicate.” he says. “But…it still exists in bottles.”
“Or is it?” asks Louis, suggestively.
He refuses to answer.
“Everyone is the same now. We’re all strong jawed, miserable bitches and losers.” says a suicidal person.
“Do you understand why she’s submissive?” asks Lem.
“Why?” asks a black male singer.
“Because that’s just who she is. It’s not an act. …And it’s so we can enjoy sex.” says Lem.
Love Lockdown plays.
“What if Rihanna is too owned to escape?” asks a white woman of Louis.
“And she’s actually feminine?” he asks.
“Yes!” says a gay man.
“Then we should deconstruct her world to save her! Deconstructing is good!!” he says sarcastically, with a huge fake smile.
Chemtrails Over The Country Club plays.
“Why is deconstruction good?” asks a Gen Z hater.
“Why? Because she’s black?” asks Mr. Blue.
“Because it’s owned by the people.” says Louis. “And the masses know best…always. Right? Self-righteous pedophiles? That’s your dream? To be loved?”
Mr. Blue pauses. “Are you saying she’s useless?”
“I don’t want to fuck you!” Louis yells at him. “I don’t want to fuck everything and everyone!”
“Actually, come to think of it…Michael, Lem, all of us are picky.” says Michael. “We are a bunch of desperate whores trying to fuck around to make our asses better off.”
“You use your sexuality to get money. It’s the way poor immigrants who lacked or lacked ability made it in this country.” says Louis.
“But what if she’s in debt like Jack?” asks a woman.
“Then she’s in debt. Do you want me to pay for it? …I tried. My whole life I tried. …That’s part of the reason we’re so enraged.” says Louis.
“She made a mockery of herself, Liberals, the media, most women and black people.” says Lacey. “I feel empathy for her. I hope she doesn’t kill herself. Seriously. …But it was horrific.” says Lacey. “I like to think she had no choice, for her sake.”
Alien Blues plays. He sings along.
“Why can’t women submit anymore? Why don’t men chase well for good intentions?” asks a pregnant singer.
“Because it’s lost.” says Michael on an anthropological level. “Making men like Lem and I so certainly gay…destroys society.”
Louis laughs. “I was straight. But today…I don’t exist. I’d be too supportive of beauty and elegance and goodness to be accepted as straight. …And could I exist anyway?”
Washing Machine Heart plays.
“But you seem equal?” a man asks Lacey.
Transgender by Crystal Castles plays.
“With Lem and Louis and Michael I just…relax. And maybe in that I find equality? But I don’t set out to find it.” says Lacey.
“Because they just love you.” says The Charismatic.
“Yes. I don’t feel dead in loneliness and with no hope.” says Lacey.
“So it’s a given? There’s no war?” asks Harold.
“Exactly.” says Lacey.
“It’s like…organic, real romance.” says The Charismatic sadly and thoughtfully. He looks disturbed. “Do you think our parents had it?”
“Barely. I think it started dying in the early 20th Century.” says Lacey.
“Do you we would be able to live without directors?” The Charismatic asks.
“Yes and no.” says Lacey. She thinks. “The thing is…we’re so conceited. And have been for centuries now.” She thinks. “But I think we might be at the height of our conceit.”
“Why?” asks Michael.
“Being merely rational is enough. And you can delineate into more complexities from there. But…we aren’t satisfied. Because Western Society can’t stand its Christianity. It wants to supersede pain and grief without acknowledging the reality of death.” says Lacey. “It fights against death, rightfully…but…to what end?”
“And the need to normalize stupidity to create so-called equality has ruined Western Society.” says Louis. “That kind of alchemy is impossible.”
“Meritocracy isn’t equality.” says Michael.
“And the ugly truth is that it may just evolve into monarchy anyway.” says Lacey.
“You don’t think socialism works?” asks a Liberal.
“Not unless everyone is actually like me in reality.” says Lacey. “Submissive-“
“Dumb!?” interrupts a hater who’s convinced their joke works. Flies off the shelves to national acclaim.
“Oh yeah? Your great Granduncle wasn’t popular like us!” say the They.
“Do you all realize…how dumb you sound?” asks a famous Jewish writer of film.
“I hate the Norwegians!” says Mr. Blue without irony, high on some drug.
“What are you? A mutt wannabe?” asks Lacey.
“You don’t hate me because I partially rejected you. Do you?” he asks. “You it’s-“
“You’re a vile person by choice. I doubt I’m bitter.” says Lacey.
A gay artist rolls his eyes.
“No!!! Stop!! She isn’t bitter. Really! That’s…gross!” says Michael.
“Then why does she care?” asks Mr. Blue, trying to sound demonic.
“Because you really seem that vile. And homicidal.” says Louis to Mr. Blue.
“Can I just backtrack for a second?” asks a pregnant singer.
“Fine.” says Mr. Blue, acting very hurt.
This enrages Lacey.
“Why? You’re like a cold that won’t go away. That’s such trite nonsense.” says Louis to Mr. Blue.
“Do you think…Joe treated you like an equal?” asks the pregnant singer.
“No! Of course not. Because he was a filthy rich peasant.” says Lacey, in increasing irritation.
“When do I win with you?” asks Mr. Blue of Lacey.
“Possibly never?” asks Lacey. Then to the singer, “Listen, he was…toxic. At times loving, but essentially toxic. …And it’s impossible to submit to men like that.” She thinks. “At first maybe. But over time it’s increasingly impossible.” She thinks. “Because they don’t even want submission. Somehow, somewhere they just hate.”
“Does our government want submission?” asks a lesbian.
“No. It’s suicidal. It has been since…the beginning practically?” responds Lacey. “It’s all Newland Archer.” She thinks. “It’s all secretly in love with bullshit and always has been? But…we’re losing our chance to see it?”
“So you think America is on the brink of oblivion?” asks a hater.
“It’s based on our old way of seeing ourselves. Deconstructing without a regard for truth to find true lies is dangerous. …And…deconstructing itself is foolish on a certain level if not done with humility. …Science isn’t everything. It’s an attempt to explain everything. And it eventually fails. …After truly succeeding marvelously. …If we die off as Americans in our heads…what’s left? Nothing but rage. …And ambivalence. …And then we cease to exist mentally as a country before it happens physically?” She thinks. “Russia might win or lose? But it doesn’t end our internal death as a nation that we refuse to acknowledge.”
“Oh boy!” patronizingly says a Gen X woman patronizingly thinking that American zeal and nationalism is…huge.
“It’s not like it used to be. Nationalism worldwide isn’t, I don’t think
“I got a man to stick it out! Woohoo!!” says Lacey sarcastically. “Held ‘em at gunpoint. Stupid bastard!”
“Shaboom!” says Joe Jr..
“And look at that annoying cover? …Do they really even know what that sex is?” asks Lacey.
“I barely do. I only vaguely experienced it with Pat.” he says.
“Well, and I suppose she did get you to stick around.” says Lacey.
He nods. “True.”
“But you claim to have loved me?” she wonders.
“And I didn’t want to leave. At all.” he says.
“But you wanted to leave Pat?” asks Lacey.
“Yes.” he says.
“And yet…she got you. Your soul.” says Lacey. “Right?”
“Possibly.” says a witch.
“Isn’t that funny?” asks Lacey.
“I loved him.” says Pat.
“And now I get Lem, Michael and Louis.” Lacey says to Pat.
She nods sadly to Lacey. But it’s more empathy than condescension or denial of the truth?
“Are you and Joe capable of being happy?” asks Lacey.
“I’m viciously trying to work out my evil, if there’s Purgatory, you see.” says Pat. “Yes!”
“Then you protected me.” says Lacey.
And at that Pat weeps. But then controls herself.
“I wanted-“ Pat starts. “You meant well.” she says to Lacey.
“Oh yes, she did.” says a dead nun about Lacey.
“But you weren’t trying to attack me just now?” asks Lacey.
“No. I knew it was a bad idea.” she says and Lacey understands. “At least I’m working towards meaning no.” She thinks. “Openly.”
“Would Pat have enjoyed your life?” asks a Millennial woman.
“Yes.” says Michael.
“Would you even have known Joe? Or just Kick?” asks a witch.
“Mostly just Kick?” says Lacey.
“Why does Joe like you so much?” asks The Charismatic.
“She was my ideal.” says Joe, sadly.
“I wish I knew what that meant.” says Lacey.
American by Lana Del Rey plays.
Today Lacey saw a post on Tik Tok about how JFK supposedly was suspicious of the Federal Reserve and wanted to return to the Gold Standard? …She recalls hearing that once before but it didn’t stick in her mind.
The creepy thing is…she had a weird dream once. Lately she’s been praying for proof of the supernatural from God. This may be it.
What was her dream? …In her dream she was herself. She had the dream at around age…17 or so? But in the dream she was an adult. Who had lived in the time of JFK.
And she was some sort of actress??? …Who visited him when he was secretly stored away in some sort of underground hospital. Hidden away. To protect the public from knowing how sick he was…
Later she heard that Grace Kelly actually did that. And that’s always been weird to Lacey…. And that’s always been weirder to Lacey because she was very much herself in the dream. Not Grace Kelly.
Were she in love with Jack? …Maybe? But it seemed more like she was being paid to like him? Like…she was a decrepit, addled prostitute but not. She felt…like a…darker, confused, but also strangely more at peace and calmer version of herself? …And she pretended to genuinely love him? Or did she actually love him? …He was weak, vulnerable and sad around her either way. And she was very much in the know either way. As in, he secretly never died until the 1980’s. …And what killed him? It was unclear. It’s almost like he just disappeared?
The dream left her…baffled, deeply disturbed and shaken.
Female Robbery by The Neighbourhood plays.
And where was this place?
Was it under the Greenbrier? It felt like it.
Was it Fort Knox? *Lacey laughs* Maybe? It’s never felt like it was under the White House, as logical as that seems.
“Were you a spy?” asks a Perfume Hater.
“No. But I knew people’s secrets. Almost like I was hired to know people’s secrets.” says Lacey. “Like I was into something illegal but I was so cool headed about it.” She thinks. “Nobody could ever catch me. It was all too hidden.”
I Walk The Line by Halsey plays.
“Were you jaded?” asks a Perfume Hater.
“I was almost impossible to find.” says Lacey. “And Jack thought he could. …But I doubt he did.” She thinks. “I was me. But…so lost. Ick.”
“Did you hate yourself?” asks a Boomer actor.
“I didn’t like myself. But…it’s like I was trapped intellectually in this…stupid view of life?” says Lacey.
“Did you smoke?” asks a hater.
“Yes. And I dressed like they did. …But it wasn’t really me. As in, it was me…but…me without my mind. Or myself?” says Lacey.
“Did he love you?” asks Louis.
“Yes and it was bizarre to me.” says Lacey. “Like…why do you like me so much?!”
“But he was decrepit.” says a hater.
“He seemed so anxious. So…flustered. So controlled.” says Lacey. “As if he had almost no freedom.”
Skyfall by Adele plays.
“Did you hate him?” asks Louis.
“No. But…I think I thought of running off with him and breaking him out of that place.” says Lacey.
“Wait…it was creepy to you that he liked you romantically?” clarifies a perfume hater.
“Yes. Like…why?!” asks Lacey.
Flashing Lights by Kanye West plays.
“Lacey could you have been married to someone else?” asks Louis.
“Did I have a life? Or was I just…low-key dead inside?” asks Lacey.
“So you’re wilder than that version of you?” asks a perfume hater.
“I’m more internally vivid.” says Lacey. “And stronger.”
“And yet it was you?” asks an English singer.
“Yes. I was so gullible though.” says Lacey. “And I was less…of a fighter.” She thinks again. “I might have been more cool headed and cooler in general though. People liked me more. …Not that I respected that at all.”
“Would you have been better at math?” asks a hater.
“Yes?” says Lacey. “But…why did he like me so much?” she scoffs, cringes.
“Were you still pretty?” asks a perfume hater.
“Yes. I looked like me. But…so…grey. And brown. And blasé.” says Lacey.
“Did you just think he was being short-changed?” asks a hater.
“I thought he was an idiot for it and I felt sorry for him. And embarrassed for him too. But…I got his appreciation for my? What was it? My power?” asks Lacey.
“You knew things he didn’t.” says Louis.
“Yes. He depended on me?” wonders Lacey.
“And so they acted like what? Like he was dead? But he wasn’t?” asks Lem.
“Yes. He lived in secrecy. …Maybe his fake death was less traumatic somehow too?” she wonders.
“I would still have loved you.” says Lem.
“And if that was some hateful approximation of you…I love you.” says Lacey.
“Why isn’t it bad if Lem loved that version of you?” asks a hater.
“Because he would have seen my heart. Hopefully not more easily.” says Lacey. “Jack was…mistaken. Poor dear.”
“Why?” asks a hater.
“Because he…thought I was being genuine when I wasn’t. And then I felt bad for him the way you would for a less intelligent or weak wife or a child? …And it ruined my ability to respect him as a husband.” says. “It felt embarrassing.”
“Well…he was happy though?” asks Thirsten.
Lacey thinks. “He was…lonely and dependent and desperate.”
“You genuinely felt sorry for him.” says a man.
“I despised his desperate vulnerability and lack of perspective.” says Lacey. “I thought the US Presidency had ruined him?”
“And you wondered if he was better off dead?” asks a hater.
“Yes? Because it seemed so overwhelming and draining to him.” says Lacey.
Shake Me Down plays.
“Did you think you might be better off dead?” asks Louis.
“Yes? But of course only correctly. …I was very alone.” says Lacey.
Silver Soul plays.
“Where was that hole?” asks Lacey.
“Where did it feel like?” asks Bernie Madoff.
“Somewhere in Virginia?” she says. “Or North Carolina? Or…West Virginia?” says Lacey.
“Not Fort Knox?” asks a hater.
“No. But it felt military. Like…a combination of Greenbrier and Fort Knox.” She thinks. “I was too insouciant and…in the know and powerful to be Marilyn Monroe. Or anyone famous. …I was so repulsed.” says Lacey.
“What was Jack like that vulnerable?” asks a hater.
“Sad. If he’s capable of being more…sturdy and benevolent and all around good? It was pathetic.” says Lacey. “But of course, I empathized with his humanity as a human.”
“I think he loved you and you patronized him.” says a perfume hater.
“Hmm. I didn’t love him? At all? Maybe not as a lover but as a person? Just someone watching him objectively?” asks Lacey. “Since when is lying to someone truly loving them in that situation?”
Beautiful by Snoop Dogg plays.
“Did Jack want the gold standard out of subconscious suspicion of Lem?” asks a hater.
“Like he was faking his love?” asks Lacey.
“Yes. Of course.” says a Democrat hater.
“Can I really respond?” asks Lacey. “Is that allowed?”