Deus ex machina


Yesterday afternoon, my brother sent me this text:
“So, if wiki releases these emails tomorrow or wed and they’re so damning that she has to withdraw….what’s to stop the Führer from cancelling the election and staying put?”

Can you tell my brother is a fan of the Omen movie franchise?

Here was my answer:
“If he did that there would be an uprising. Even the Reps in Congress would kick into gear over that. But I’m not expecting this WikiLeaks thing to amount to much.”

He replied:
“So you think it’s a whole lot of nothing?”

My answer:
“I’m maintaining a healthy dose of skepticism.”

Have you ever heard the phrase Deus ex machina?

It’s Latin. Literally it translates to “God from the machine.”

The allusion is from Greek Tragedy. When the main character had effectively run out of moves, and had no hope, from on high, one of the gods would descend to fix everything.

Because the Greeks had the god character come in through the use of some kind of mechanism – a crane, a lift – the dramatic term for this was apò mēkhanês theós, which, in Latin is Deus ex machina.

Rush Limbaugh likes to say that if you get your news from the Enslaved Press (okay, he says “Drive-by media”), all you’re getting is the “daily soap opera.”

This election has become a spectator sport – a soap opera. We all sit around watching eagerly to see what story explodes today, and how the characters of our Greek tragedy will handle the obstacles thrown their way.

I think part of the reason the polls bounce up and down three to five points every week is because people are responding based on the daily soap opera. Each time one of the characters in our election has a big cliff-hanger, we cling to our seats wanting to know what happens next.

For some reason, I think many expected Julian Assange to descend from on high through the use of some kind of mechanism.

“Playing the part of the god in our drama: Julian Assange.”

I hate to break it to you, but life isn’t fair, and it isn’t a tragedy put on for our entertainment.

Someone doesn’t always swoop in just in the nick of time to save the day.

Sometimes bad people get what they want and pay no consequences for it.

How else do you explain the fact that Hillary Rodham Clinton has never spent a single day behind bars despite the corrupt and illegal things she has done?

The heroes don’t always get there on time. And sometimes bad things happen to good people.

Life isn’t fair.

And it isn’t a Greek drama.

We’re not faceless, indistinguishable drones sitting idly by watching the action take place on stage before us.

Now, that doesn’t mean that bad people can’t be stopped in their tracks. Because they can be.

But not one bad person will be stopped by an army of spectators staring bleary-eyed at their computer screens at three in the morning watching Julian Assange prattle on about WikiLeaks’ ten-year anniversary.

We know that our political system has become corrupt – that this system is rigged to benefit the entrenched elitists who skitter through Washington like roaches.

That isn’t a soap opera. This isn’t a play. It is real life.

There will be no god from on high who descends to the stage and saves the day for us.

If we want to defeat Hillary Clinton in November, we have to be the ones who do it.

Sitting around and waiting for someone to swoop in and do it for us is absurd.

If Hillary’s Benghazi taught us anything it’s that if we wait for someone else to rush in and save the day, all we’ll be doing is waiting. It has to be up to us to win this fight.

We used to be a nation of doers. What happened to that?

Have we really become a nation of passive observers hoping to be entertained?

Couch potatoes gripping the edges of our seats hoping the god from the machine will descend at the last minute and make it all better.

Forget about Assange. Forget about the “daily soap opera.” Stopping this corrupt, venal hag is on us and only on us.

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3 thoughts on “Deus ex machina

  • October 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    There is absolutely nothing he could reveal that would stop the insufferable whore in her inexorable march to the White House….nothing.

  • October 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    We don’t need a god descending from the sky to save us, we have a great man who descended on an escalator for that.

  • October 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I was always a little more than suspicious that he was going to release whatever he supposedly has on her through WikiLeaks, as Wiki is way far left in their ideology. Why would Wiki allow that when the people that run it are Leftists? Maybe I’m missing something, but it doesn’t make sense to me.

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