Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Elijah and The GOP

Not absolutely convinced that plagiarizing the American Dream was a Cardinal Sin in 2008, even if the word for word part of the 2016 well coifed utterance was a little symptomatic of how increasingly that dream lives entirely in the more often than not deranged imaginations of propagandists produced by those who are so completely out of touch with the reality upon earth that they dress in Ermine, a word that arrived in the English Language from the Latin for Mouse. Oh certainly, one should always attribute, otherwise it's the behavior of a cad and bounder, and hanging's too good for them, they should be drawn and quartered first.

But if you find the current Mrs. Trump's speech to the Convention somehow funny and at the same time infuriating, then it's entirely possible you have read Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and have enjoyed the decay of Empiricism that this election season is so beautifully producing. Stress not beloved, recognizing a discourse as Post Factual is the experience of the anomaly we belong to, and realizing this is the silver lining. Think Elijah, his still quite voice and be comforted by it. You can read it in 1 Kings 19 : 11-13. The King James Version, preferably. There's a cave involved, so it's deeply spiritual and the voice Elijah heard pretty much sums it up.

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