“The Lamb misusd breeds Public Strife.”

The Lamb misusd breeds Public Strife
And yet forgives the Butchers knife
The Bat that flits at close of Eve
Has left the Brain that wont Believe
The Owl that calls upon the Night
Speaks the Unbelievers fright
He who shall hurt the little Wren
Shall never be belovd by Men
— from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”

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“Spirited Conflict” by Albert Pasini from Widener University Art Museum,
Alfred O. Deshong Collection

“Friends, Americans, countrymen — lend me your fears.”

Friends, Americans, countrymen — lend me your fears.
I come to divide the nation, not lead it.
The evil that I tweet will live after me;
the truth will be twisted by nationalist drones.
So let it be with America.
My critics say I am dangerous
— is that so grievous a fault?

America, you have enabled me.
Obama; Bush; Bush, Sr.;
and Clinton were honorable men,
Despite their various differences,
all honorable men.
But I’ll make America chaos,
subservient only to me.

My critics say I am dangerous,
and my critics are honorable men.
But did they entertain at great rallies,
where hatred made your heart full?
Is it this that seems dangerous?
When all are are divided, no Union is left;
Nations should be made of sterner stuff.

Oh America, thou art ruled by brutish beasts!
For you have lost your reason!—Bear with me;
My prescription bottle is in my pocket,
And I must pause to tweak.

~ Trumpus Antonius

(c) Eric Robert Nolan 2020

 

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Photo credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49611649

Throwback Thursday: “Fun Dip!”

“Fun Dip” was 1980’s excess tailored specifically for kids; the only way you could get a bigger sugar high was to inject it right into your veins.  Yes, what you see below are indeed pouches of flavored sugar that you shoveled messily into your mouth.  And, yes, that crude utensil was itself also made of candy — so you could chomp down on that when the the sweet powder was gone.

Hell, the stuff even looked like cocaine.

 

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When one Dore closes, another Dore opens.

That weird moment when you discover that a poster for one of your favorite TV shows was a reference to a Gustave Dore drawing.  Its title is “The Ice Was All Around,” and Dore completed it for an 1876 edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

 

Nurse Your Favorite Heresies in Whispers

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