In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow corporations to spend unlimited sums on political candidates, I was asked by a reader worried about the future of American democracy if it was better to live at the beginning or the end of Camelot. In the musical, Richard Harris’ King Arthur discovers that Camelot doesn’t begin or end, because, always, a change is gonna come. Because some people sparkle.
King Arthur: One of what we all are Penny. Less than a drop in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea. But it seems that some of the drops sparkle, Penny. Some of them do sparkle. [To Tom]: Run Boy! Run boy! Run! Oh, run, my boy.