Speakers’ Corner is like Twitter but hardcore.
Rufus is having an enlightening afternoon mingling with the heretics and the hystericals at Speaker’s Corner. This hallowed ground at the edge of Hyde Park has been home to revolutionary speeches for centuries. In those days, the condemned would speak their last words. Now the executions are merely ideological but you still don’t want to get on the wrong side of the mob…
Nothing makes you so secure in your opinions as a brush with another’s irrationality. But, as Rufus learns, one person’s fool is another person’s visionary. He finds himself choking on his words when one of the speakers picks him out of the crowd. A Twitter pile-on is all the more brutal when you can't log off!
Speakers’ Corner is about the ways our identities are interconnected, and how far we will go to be on the right side of the debate. Lend an ear to the dissidents, the disruptors and the iconoclasts, the luminaries, the eccentrics and the extremists in this provoking and hilarious piece. In this court of public opinion, you might find that it’s hard to determine the innocent from the guilty.
Speaker's Corner: The Public Shaming of Rufus Love is supported by Brixton House.
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