Shakespeare for today

Posted On July 20, 2012

Filed under liberty, movies, music, news media, Politics

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I’ve been watching Coriolanus. I haven’t seen the ending, but the movie is amazing, and very relevant to our day.

Corialanus-official UK trailer

I think of the many soldiers who fought and died for this country, only to find themselves or their children enslaved by the big government, and the big corporations. What if they were to turn on us, as Rome found Coriolanus at her throat, when she had spurned him?

If you have read this blog, then you may recall that I was musing on the lovely speech of one of my companies big bosses…..someone that I referred to as “D.” You may recall my dark fantasy of Batman swooping in and pummeling the guy to a pulp.

Something struck me, today. I recall him saying a line, “Don’t ever let anyone tell you that I don’t care.” But nearly all of us that work for him knows that he doesn’t care. I can point to too many of his actions….they are the actions of a man who doesn’t care for his workers. Who has no concern for his soldiers. As Emerson said, “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”

And as I thought of this master of mine, telling me how benevolent he is, how kind he is, how…..merciful he is…..I realized that I had heard this before…..

Am I not merciful

Yes….in the end, the petty dictators of today….they are so very much like the powerful tyrants of yesterday. I wonder which one is really worse……?

Something to believe in-Brett Michaels

 

 

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4 Responses to “Shakespeare for today”

  1. Bitter Clinger

    Ah, good ol’ D. Wherever would the company be without him. Why, he’s a legend… Just ask him.

    I see the stuffed shirts prance around that hell hole like the petty little tyrants they are. You have your Batman moment, I’ll take the Hulk vs. Loki smackdown in the Avengers. After landing the final blow (if that is even what you could call what the Hulk did to Loki) he virtually spits out the line “Puny god.”

    Much more appropiate and a little closer to the mark of what I would actually like to see happen to those pestulant ass boils.

    • awayinthemanger

      Haven’t seen that movie. I’ve just been wrestling with the despair of still being in the lovely hellhole…..I think I’d take Corialanus over these jerks…..

  2. Morris

    Lift yourself (in a somber Dwarven way) with this great “hope”—
    1st these lyrics:
    http://thorinoakenshield.net/misty-mountains-lyrics/

    And then this 1min song snippet on YouTube:

    Finally, the full Trailer, just in case your despair is greater than I fear:
    http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/iphone/wb/thehobbit/trailer/

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