Masque of the Red Death

Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 10.19.47 PM“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion, even by the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

I get some of my best inspiration from Billmon1….he’s my muse, even though he mostly blocks me ever since i observed that Obama prolly REALLY IS the mule of the jews.

But his analogy between Obama’s last Nerdprom and Poe’s Masque of the Red Death is pure genius.

The Fourth Estate is supposed to watchdog the creatures of power like Obama…but instead have been suborned in much the same fashion as regulatory capture by capitalism cartels.  Obama is running the least transparent admin evah, prosecuted the most journos and whistleblowers, radically enhanced the surveillance state, and its purely revolting to see journos and celebs fawning over him.

To see Obama yukking it up over drones and Guantanamo while Aleppo burns and Baghdad crumbles fills me with incredulous horrified loathing.  And I fear that unless we can unmask…we are as doomed as the Romans.

“And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

 

 

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