Dialogue According to a Dictator

Amid the many stories of healthy dialogue emanating from our dear leader, we thought this would be a timely image to post. It’s from Pittsburgh’s refugee artist/writer outpost, City of Asylum, and says:

Dialogue According to a Dictator

ORIGINAL VERSION: When I engage in dialogue I don’t want to be interrupted.

SECOND VERSION: I’ll engage in dialogue, but I warn you I won’t give up my position.

THIRD VERSION: In a dialogue, those who contradict me should recognize their mistake ahead of time.

FOURTH VERSION: Having thought about it, I humbly opine that dialogue is unnecessary.

-Rafael Cadenas
1930
Venezuelan poet