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Thursday, December 20, 2007

From the Sublime

Over on the Black Sea up until a few days ago there was a lovely picture picture of Hope Sandoval of the band Mazzy Star with the words, "I want to taste the breath that's true."

Since then, he has posted a picture of some specimens of what looks to be Underclass Caucasia and below has the words of Hank five before Agincourt, as written by Billy Lancerattle, "For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition."

In looking at the picture, I am more reminded of the words of Wellington before Waterloo, "I don´t know what they do to the enemy but they scare the hell out of me."

I reflected on this picture in relation to my post on inequality, Watsonia Delenda Est just below. Anyone who thinks that if the other just disappears we will enter into a state of Nirvana need only look at the picture at the Black Sea and remember the words of JJ Walker,

Northern Ireland shows that when there are no Blacks or Jews around, people can improvise.

There is no society so poor that it will lack for an underclass. ergo inequality ergo conflict.

As to the couple in the picture at Black Sea, had he been at Agincourt, no matter how many acts of valor Baldie might perform, the only gentling of his condition possible was centuries away. If the battle took place today, Henry would not have knighted him, but would have given him leave to undergo electro shock with twice the voltage for Blondie.


Black Sea said...

I have to admit that Hope is - by far and away - a more attractive specimen than those two. Of course, no country is without such people entirely, but I do find it sad that the English have to tolerate these sorts of louts louts clogging the streets. Ah well, the march of progress.

tvoh said...

Paul Craig Roberts has a about how we tend to criminalize everyone in this country.

I broadly tend to agree with him. Still, when I see a picture like the one you posted, I am reminded of Richard Pryor's comments about his interactions with inmates at prisons where he did shows,
"I sure am glad we have penitentiaries in this country."

tvoh said...

Sorry about the mess on the last comment. My html skills are not world class.