Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Seventh Seal

Too bad Bergman isn’t alive. He might have created a Seventh Seal for our time or Shame. All the ingredients are in place. You have a plague and the ensuing viral conspiracies like the QAnon movement--in which a lumpenproletariat fueled with dark imaginings journey to a promised land. In fact, a good part of the United States, at least the 46% that aren’t vaccinated, are playing chess with Death. Witch burnings occur in places like Charlottesville. Fire up the attendees at a January 6 Trump rally and these covens invade the once sacrosanct halls of congress crying out “where are you, Nancy?” The lynch mob of Oath Keepers and Proud Boys is ready to burn infidels at the stake. With the upsurge of the Delta variant and the specter of wildfires, you're faced with a vista of hell. Despite all the advances of medicine and science, the most affluent society on earth and the one time home of enlightenment thinking and democracy has become a medieval fiefdom where feudal state legislatures bow to Grand Inquisitors with names like Cyber Ninja.

Read "The Seven Ages of Man" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

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