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January 30, 2018 / Fantelius

Powerful Shadows, Snaky Words


As the empire declines its clowns become more outrageous and its words more deceitful. The word democracy has trouble making appearances, so ”oligarchs” often makes an appearance. Oligarch is suitably abstract. Plutocrat must be avoided. Its too close to home. We don’t want to start naming names and using clear language, do we.

”…he (the clown-in-chief) has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites.” Chris Hedges

How can the clown surrender something he doesn’t have? Total power? The clown has as much power as… a clown. The plutocrats (the richest of the richest who own the show) decide who dances center stage. The clowns, along with the other performers, directors and stagehands, do what they’re told. They don’t tell the bosses what to do and they certainly don’t surrender (total!) power they don’t have. Claiming that the clowns have power implies that they got that power democratically. Anyone who believes that must believe that the struggling-to-survive majority want to give their money to the riches of the richest, or that money just happens to flow into the pigbanks of the giga-wealthy by some sort of natural phenomenon.

In a discussion about Oprah’s denial of presidential ambitions the other day, one lady commented, ”It doesn’t matter what she wants or doesn’t want. She’ll do what she’s told. If they (the plutocracy; the powers that be) want her to run for president she’ll run for president.”

The plutocrats were testing the waters with Oprah. They might be able to run with the present clown-in-chief for another four years. He certainly sells tickets. And the show must go on even if clowns play the heroes in this declining-empire tragedy.


”Common sense is not very common,
and it’s often not very sensible either.”
Dartwill Aquila



The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

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