Best I can surmise, anyhow.
Spellbinding orators who incite passion from the masses do not depend on pathetic conveniences of time and placement.
But Francis is no orator, and definitely not spellbinding. He is evoking the apathetic disinterest and “uninvolvement” of today’s binge-watching half-assed generation.
Around 35 people here to see Beto O’Rourke at UNLV. The rally was supposed to be held in the courtyard outside, but students told me no one is on campus on Fridays bc it’s mainly a commuter school. pic.twitter.com/zFygogVAe6— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) April 26, 2019
I wonder if Winston Churchill or Benito Mussolini or FDR or even <gulp> Adolf Hitler would have had to sit one out because everyone would rather have been sitting home wallowing in the mind-numbing fog of their smartphone screens (on their class day off)?