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Sun Apr 2, 2017, 11:54 AM

William Blake (from beyond the grave) on Trump

." Lo, a shadow of horror is risen

In Eternity! Unknown, unprolific!

Self-closd, all-repelling: what Demon

Hath form'd this abominable void

This soul-shudd'ring vacuum?--Some said

"It is TRUMP"'

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7." Lo! I unfold my darkness: and on

This rock, place with strong hand the Book

Of eternal brass, written in my solitude.

8. Laws of peace, of love, of unity:

Of pity, compassion, forgiveness.

Let each chuse one habitation:

His ancient infinite mansion:

One command, one joy, one desire,

One curse, one weight, one measure

One King, one God, one Law."

William Blake The Book of Urizen (updated for the 21st century)

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 12:18 PM

1. One of my favorites...

Fitting, as a symbol of rigid authority, though Blake's "Urizen"also represented our overreliance on reason, which is giving Trump a little too much credit.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 12:26 PM

2. Pretty neat one-sentence analysis. NT

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 12:39 PM

3. Also Frankenstein's Monster

45 doesn't seem to be quite what Russia wanted.

Here's a quote from the Monster:

`Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred. (15.8)

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