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Politicians are your worst nightmare

Why this is hell, nor are we out of it.’ — Christopher Marlowe

After watching the first presidential debate two weeks ago and the vice presidential debate last night this is how I felt — an inhabitant of a Surreal Hell.

Politics is hell

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, painted in 1937, is an appropriate image of hell that applies to today’s America — American politics in particular.

Picasso did the painting after the Basque village of Guernica in northern Spain was bombed by German and Italian warplanes during the Spanish Civil War.

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And this drawing by British artist Ralph Steadman reflects my impression of the media’s coverage of the debates and of U.S. politics in general.

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This election year is a nightmare. As if the Covid wasn’t bad enough, politicians outdo themselves as lying, smirking, obnoxious vermin. At the end of last night’s debate there was little difference between a politician and the fly on Více President Pence’s head. 

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5 thoughts on “Politicians are your worst nightmare

  1. I didn’t see it Bill. Not that I wasn’t interested. Just, I knew my stomach wouldn’t handle it well. All that crap coming out of their mouths usually has me running for the toilet. A flush and its gone! That’s what we should do with their bullshit. Flush it!