Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's 1183 Again

Yay . . . it’s 1183 again. Well, I know, technically it isn’t but, what the hell. It’s where we seem headed. We just watched a wonderful old film in our collection, The Lion in Winter, with Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn. It’s about an aging King Henry and his quarrelsome and underhanded kids, all of whom wish to be king or at the least Lord of their own realm.  Their realms are, of course, fairly scruffy since it was 1183.
And I thought, as I watched, “why this is what our republican brethren wish to recreate.”  Not sure who is aiming to play the various parts—Rand, of course, wishes to be Richard, the ablest of the nasty clan, trying very hard to position himself as the heir apparent.  And the King . . . hmmm. Perhaps Rupert himself, since he seems to want so badly to crown one of the little republican hopefuls. And I thought, maybe Michelle, or Sarah for the queen. They’re both every bit as devious as Queen Eleanor, but neither seems much smarter than my pet rock, so they wouldn’t really serve the part well. But then most republican hopefuls seem a couple of beers short of a six pack, so perhaps the girls are “normal” in republican world.
And as Henry goes about kicking his royal loyal armsmen in the ass to get them moving whenever he wants to go somewhere, or do something nasty, I thought, why yeah, that’s their exact model. And, of course, there’s no safe drinking water since safe water hadn’t yet been invented. In our case, the republican heavy hitters are all about polluting our air and waterways (see the Kochs)..

Yeah, so it’ll be fun seeing 1183 come back. We serfs will have to make do with the leftovers from the repub banquets and I suppose we will learn how to sleep in the corners of the realm. It may even be fun watching the republican idiot-savants fight one another for their piece of the pie, while Rupert, Rove, and the Koch’s sit by and watch the mayhem they invented.. Yeah, good times are just ahead. 
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