Once again, the grand pronouncements have proven to be as empty as a weather report promising rain which could have washed away my arch-nemesis, the Atomic Pollen. I’ve said this so many times that it’s going stale. I said it during the 2016 Campaign when people posted “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING” articles and memes from borderline obscure websites that Hillary Clinton was Satan or Muslim or had an illegal server in her downstairs bathroom closet. I said it when Devin Nunes’ Cow announced that his self-written FBI memo was “GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING!“
After a seeming eternity of arguments, debates, promises, and threats, the Mueller Report changes nothing. Because – and I say this with love – unless you had a video of Putin handing Trump a big-ole-bag-o-cash and then punting a puppy of the Brooklyn Bridge, you had nothing. You didn’t. And you don’t.
For those of you who are celebrating, if you think that this is all over, you’re not paying attention. At. All.
Meanwhile, we’re back to the big issues that actually matter. Congress wants a pay rise. But they are deeply concerned that if they go and vote themselves a whacking pay rise you will be upset and maybe not love them as you do now.
I’m serious. They are, like, working really… like, really hard and stuff. They don’t even have time to buy a chair! Oh.. there are also questions about that pesky Constitution thingee… you know… how the 27th Amendment it says no pay rises until there’s been an election? Isn’t that an issue here?
Like anything else, that changes nothing…
It’s not much of a secret that I love ancient history. My two favorite periods are from the 18th to the 25th dynasties of Egypt and, even more so, the period of world history from 334bce, when Alexander crossed the Hellespont, through the fall of Jerusalem in 70ce to the soon-to-be Roman Emperor Titus. This period of time, roughly four hundred years, reverberates today.
This was a period of time well known to our forefathers. They were steeped in it, drenched in its philosophical ideas and lessons. They understood the political games and the attempts by despots to rule the world, and how easy it was for there to be manipulation of public opinion when education was lacking.
Four Hundred and thirteen years after Shakespeare, we have been conditioned to see the stories of the lives of the great names in a sympathetic light. Julius Caesar was a benevolent father to his people and he was a tragic figure. Mark Anthony was troubled by the need to avenge the murder of his friend and also spend his life and his personal fortune with his love.
Cleopatra? Of all of them, she has undergone the most serious transformation. Elizabeth Taylor aside, Cleopatra probably wasn’t beautiful, but she was dangerous. Far more dangerous and much more deadly than an Egyptian Asp.
Why does any of this matter?
If Shakespeare can transform these characters from who they really were into their opposites, why is today’s cultural manipulation any different?
I swear that I am not making this up… the LA Times has an article this morning about how the 2020 Election will be so critical, that California is changing its Primary date (again) so as to be “relevant.”
So the fallout from last night begins. People are happy, people are sad. People are angry, people are morose. Why? Literally, what has changed since this time yesterday? The sun came up this morning, right? Stand by though, for the next two years we will build up to THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVER!!!!!!
Meanwhile, the same questions get asked. from the Text Machine: “Dave, how come Jews don’t vote repulican [sic]? The GOP supports Israel and the demoncrats don’t.”
Okay… I’ll explain it again. This time I’ll even use news from yesterday to demonstrate my point…
The Flat-Earthers have a new theory to explain things… Trust me on this one… the OLD theory makes more sense…