Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Sphinx/Pyramid Schism

Around four or five thousand years ago in our Wandering Northward we Sabeans entered that confusing part of our history which we still think of as The Pillars of Pharaoh. And too, when Sabeans gather to discuss The Pillars of Pharaoh it can often lead to discord amongst us. The more astute tribesmen will recognize this discord as an expression of the uncomfortable relationship we had with Egypt, and try to pretend it never happened. Sadly that's not always possible. My own opinion, and it's one I can become really quite passionate about, is essentially that we are more of a Sphinx People than we are a Pyramid People. It's an argument that can while away many an evening and more often than not. it ends up in some kind of drunken brawl, after which everyone bursts into tears and we all ramble on a little about Ramses II.

 Ramses II inherited the personification of the Pillars of Pharaoh from his father a little over three thousand years ago and like all truly manipulative people he decided to give the Sabeans credit for defeating a challenge to his authority that came out of the Western Mediterranean. They were tower builders from Sardinia and they were pretty well organized. And here, the one thing all Sabeans can agree upon is that Ramses II was a truly dark moment in our history. Call him Ramses The Great at your peril around us. The point is, there's always been something unfair about any kind of a people who sail around in boats and then suddenly start marauding and pillaging. It's just wrong. Either way, it was this high praise from a Pharaoh that produced the Sphinx/Pyramid Schism in us Sabeans, which erupts now and then, especially around national holidays.

6 comments:

hanibal said...

I don't know where you're getting this from. The Ramses Schism was considerably more nuanced than this. You're missing out a series of details vital to comprehension. I await your reply?

tim candler said...

Suspect you might have been gone for a while. A more detailed account of the schism would bore the pants off people. I am on a new leaf, my friend. These aren't the days of wine a roses. And I bet you didn't press the notify button in the bottom left hand corner. This is 2014 we don't use the letter carrier any longer.

hanibal said...

Yes I did use the button, and your reply is far from adequate.

tim candler said...

This could go on all night, Hector. I suggest you stop subscribing to Gentler Angst. What you don't understand and never will is that I'm trying to be more entertaining to people. It's part of my recovery. I seek to become better adjusted. So let's just leave it at that.

hanibal said...

I just wanted to point out that running loose around facts is no excuse. Anyway how are you?

tim candler said...

I'm fine.