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Hieronymus Bosch Adoration of the Magic c1472

 

So sorry to see Sean Spicer go, even if I never watch TV, so I only got snippets of his acting performances -and Melissa McCarthy’s. One of the very few SNL and other ‘comedy’ shows skids that was actually funny, in the same way that very few of the New York Times and Washington Post ‘articles’ on Trump have been actually news.

As I wrote to a friend earlier today, sure Spicer’s gone, but there’ll be other entertaining characters to replace him. Say what you will about the Trump administration, but never a dull moment. Having Mike Pence become president would kill all the fun.

Sad!

Scaramucci is a great start to phase 2. Or is that 22? The guy’s a Wall Street pawn who badmouthed Da Donald not long ago. Moreover, says a Daily Beast headline, “Anthony Scaramucci Loved Hillary, Gave to Obama, and Deleted Anti-Trump Tweets”.

Wonderful!

Now I know the White House should not really be a theater, but hey, it already is, so we might as well make the best of it. And the name Scaramucci alone carries so much promise. Not only because of the Queen line from Bohemian Rhapsody, but also because of, as Wikipedia puts it:

Scaramouch. 1660s, name of a cowardly braggart (supposed by some to represent a Spanish don) in traditional Italian comedy, from Italian Scaramuccia, literally “skirmish,” from schermire “to fence,” from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German skirmen “defend”); see skirmish (n.).

and

Scaramuccia (literally “little skirmisher”), also known as Scaramouche or Scaramouch, is a stock clown character of the Italian commedia dell’arte. The role combined characteristics of the zanni (servant) and the Capitano (masked henchman).

A cowardly braggart! There is so much promise there. And theater, tragedy, drama, entertainment. Look, that’s what Shakespeare made of politics, and many others did too, so maybe we should just get used to it. It’s not all that new, kings and queens and power hungry sociopaths have been the subjects of plays and worse for ages. When you see anything Trump, think Shakespeare. Give it the proper historical context.

Think Macbeth. Think King Lear. Think Trump.

Think:

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright’ning me
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo. Galileo figaro magnifico
I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity..

 

 

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    Hieronymus Bosch Adoration of the Magic c1472   So sorry to see Sean Spicer go, even if I never watch TV, so I only got snippets of his acting pe
    [See the full post at: Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?]

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    bluebird
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    Life imitates art!
    You can’t make this stuff up!

    #35115

    Diogenes Shrugged
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    #35116

    Professorlocknload
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    “Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that’s exactly the way we want it to be.” Bob Dylan

    #35117

    upwising
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    As always, great links and comments.

    I believe your cited “piece d’art” is properly titled “Adoration of the Magi” (no “c”)
    I also believe that the “acts” on Saturday Night Live are known as “skits” (with a “t”) and not “skids” (as in “skid to a stop”).

    No, I really am not a grammar and spelling Not-See.

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    yeah yeah, unwise-ass

    as for the pic, that how it’s presented at the site the pic links to, and you make sense, but I can’t always check every single letter

    as for SNL, who cares what their shit is called anymore, even if I spelled that wrong? I sure don’t they threw themselves back by lightyears

    what I was thinking after posting this was it’s not about Scaramouch, it’s about Trump and King Lear, and I saw that too late to change the title.

    It’s about the whole drama of kings and presidents and their demise. I didn’t do that justice

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    But I sure still like “A cowardly braggart!”. Hard to best that.

    I mean, when’s the last time you called someone that? But you know you should have…

    #35120

    Diogenes Shrugged
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    For what it’s worth, this was one of the most cogent discussions of Trump I’ve yet heard:

    #35121

    tabarnick
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    Now I realize that you will dismiss this as the ravings of an unreducated yokel, one of the confused angry losers of globalization. Yet I feel the need to quote:

    “On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this – which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa.”

    While Germany has been one of the pioneers of the open door policy, it cannot “take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.”

    Thus Gates advised European nations to take action in order to make it “more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes.”
    – Bill Gates

    #35122

    Diogenes Shrugged
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    Tabernick:
    Gates just doesn’t like seeing Africans escape his vaccination programs.

    #35130

    Nassim
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    The fact that Gates has now changed his tune is significant. I don’t believe these billionaires just say such things publicly without checking with their homologues to see what is the current policy on the matter. You will never get a Bill Gates criticise in any way a Bezos, a Buffett, an Ellison or a Branson. Part of the deal for membership of this club is to never ever say anything negative about any of the other members.

    This means that these “elites” are scared that Europe may start electing people who will actually do their jobs and protect the locals against the flood of economic migrants. Personally, I think they should have thought of that before supporting all the wars of conquest in the Middle East.

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    I say Gates has to volunteer to leave first. Anything else is hot air.

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    tabarnick
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    @Diogenes shrugged
    Goodness gracious, where do I start?

    Here you have Mr. Gates, devoting a huge chunk of the humongous fortune he amassed, trying to save Africans kids lives, yes among other things through vaccination. Obviously he is a planetary-scale super-villain up to no good. And he is ALSO saying that the solution to a happy mankind might NOT be to have half of Africa and the Middle-East and southern Asia relocate to Europe, but to actually have Africa be a place in which Africans can lead meaningful lives.

    What is the evidence he actually wants to kill off much of mankind? Well, here is this video in which he can be heard saying that population growth rate going down could be a good thing! Same thing, right?

    Well, not to send the mathematically challenged among us into shock, but a slowing growth rate is still a *growth* rate. Africa is not about to have a fertility rate that goes below replacement level. African population will still increase under a lower growth rate. Now there are large parts of the globe that are below replacement level. But if you ask the childless adults of the western or asian world if they are childless because of a nefarious conspiracy (involving vaccination?) by Bill Gates and other billionaires, you will be asked to seek help, seek help now.

    If you look at fertility rates among the countries of the world, you will see Niger top the charts at an average of 7.6 children per woman. Followed by Somalia, Chad, Burundi, Sudan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire. Unsurprisingly, countries that send so many of their citizens as migrants to Europe. Do you truly think it would be horrendous to see the fertility rate in those countries go down to, say, 3.5? That maybe, just maybe, they would be more likely to, first off, feed all of their kids, then devote more resources to their education and gradually get into the same development track that catapulted asian countries that not so long ago where considered poor and agrarian like China, Taiwan, Korea into the developped world?

    Or you could have the Raúl Ilargi Meijer solution: shake your fist at Europeans who are not enthusiastic enough at seeing a never-ending wave of illiterate third-world peasants come to their countries uninvited; cheer the migrants on, encourage the modern slave trade that gets them to Libya and onto leaky dinghies off the coast so they will reach Europe and live happily ever after.

    I am with Bill Gates.

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    tabarnick
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    @nassim
    “I don’t believe these billionaires just say such things publicly without checking with their homologues”

    The universe cares little, grasshopper, about the limitations you have about what you can believe or cannot.

    #35138

    Diogenes Shrugged
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    tabernick,

    Thank you for the well-considered response. I’m with you regarding immigration to Europe, but one has to wonder if arresting George Soros years ago might not have nipped that problem in the bud. Or maybe if Americans had exhibited an I.Q. above their age in years and quickly recognized that 9/11 was an inside job, not the work of box cutters. I mean, how stupid do you have to be to believe bin Laden demolished the WTC complex with box cutters? Or that Saddam Hussein had anything at all to do with that?

    Anyway, on the topic of overpopulation, I have to admit that I’m conflicted.

    “Our” biosphere is faced with an incredibly destructive species that appears to regard resource exhaustion to be a growth industry. We generate staggering quantities of environmental toxins and waste materials, and routinely inflict mass mortality on other species nearly everywhere. Some halfwits claim that the entire human population could fit comfortably in the state of Texas (then please, just go; I won’t stand in your way), arguing that human populations should feel free to double, triple, or even grow by orders of magnitude. These people are daft. So personally, I would love to enjoy the aftermath of complete success with what the so-called Elites are purported to want to achieve: an 80-95% reduction in Earth’s human population.

    On the other hand, I’m opposed to so-called Elites attempting to reduce human populations themselves. Do I understand you clearly, that the people we want in charge of population reduction are those who just happen to be rich or powerful enough to enact the means? Why do they get to choose who will live, who will die, who will have kids, and who will be sterilized? Not that you’d celebrate Stalin or Mao and their ilk, but Gates, Rockefeller, and their ilk are better? Does it matter who culls the herd or how they do it? Maybe humanity should vote for its executioners. Or maybe they should be selected by lottery. Are the Bilderberg attendees automatically qualified to do the job? How about the U.N.? Do the ends EVER justify any conceivable means?

    Bill Gates, son of a Planned Parenthood board member, stands accused of sterilizing Africans with vaccines — without their knowledge. I’ll not drag out links here, as they’re easily found with an Internet search. But one natural way overpopulation has been neatly handled in all species throughout history is with disease. Bill Gates claims to be saving lives by thwarting disease, which runs counter to natural, time-worn means of population reduction. Okay, we don’t want to die from preventable diseases. But will mankind agree to submit to whatever the rich kids want to do? Yeah, let’s leave genocide to the rich kids.

    I don’t trust vaccines, glyphosate, GMOs, wifi saturation, geo-engineering (chemtrails), “safe levels” of radiation (e.g. TSA scanners, breast exams, Pacific Ocean fish), most pharmaceuticals, the food pyramid orthodoxy that makes people obese and diabetic, warmongers in high places, police states, forced geographic blending of mutually hostile races and religions, and financial structures that enrich Elites at the expense of everybody else. All those threats constitute selective pressures, all are enshrined and protected by Elites, and all are damaging to the rest of us. Oh, and honorable mention to the gender bending chemicals in plastics, soy products, and some municipal water supplies; chemicals that render fetal and infant males something other than male.

    I suspect that the long overdue deflationary calamity described here at TAE over the last decade might accomplish more global depopulation reduction than all these factors. The falling EREOI for petroleum hydrocarbons will finish the job (i.e. master resource depletion). We don’t need Bill Gates to destroy lives with reckless abandon in the mean time. I don’t have a good solution to the population problem, but it’s a cinch NOBODY does. In any case, Bill Gates is not the self-appointed hangman we should all be supporting.

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