Shakespeare and Democracy in America

Sheep approaching a polling boothn while the shepherd of greed lurks in the background“A plague o’ both your houses!
They have made worms’ meat of me.”
(Romeo and Juliet act 3, sc. 1)

Tips for Use.  Apply to Democrats and Republicans, or to the Congress or the Senate, if you are unhappy with the current two party system. That there is no difference between “both your houses” and, by extension, between the two parties is well captured by Pat Buchanan’s definition, “two wings of the same bird of prey”.  But things have even progressed further  since the utterance of Buchanan’s quote. The destruction of Iraq, (1.3 million dead), Afghanistan, torture, “targeted assassinations”, drones everywhere anywhere, extreme secrecy (witness the vengeance against Bradley and the hatred towards Julian Assange). And, unbeknown to most, punishment for speaking truth to power. (Read this article
They are positively trying to “make worms’ meat” out of us. Makes you wonder what Alexis de Toqueville would write today in his book.
The apparent ease with which “both houses” pass more and more “anti-terrorist” laws brings to mind Orwell’s observation of the people of the “democratic” state in 1984,  They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.” Hence the illustration of this blog, obtained from Europe and whose author I wish to thank.
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And I promise, no sales calls, trade leads, venomous schemes, hidden plots, Machiavellian conspiracies, commercial ploys, psychological tricks, leads exchanges, barter proposals, suggestions or offers of any kind imaginable (and unimaginable).
Of course, if you acquire the book “Your Daily Shakespeare” you will not only enjoy it but you will find it very useful. The quote in this post and more than ten thousand others will lead you to find the words that perfectly strengthen your argument(s). After all Shakespeare wrote them, I simply extracted, structured and compiled them so as to make Shakespeare both useful in your life endeavors and very “user friendly” as they say. And if you wish I will even sign the book. But this is the extreme extent of any “sales” effort, call or solicitation.

In the play. Mercutio’s reaction at being hurt by the Capulet Tybalt while fighting on behalf of Romeo and the Montagues.

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