" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 2, 2019

Bread & Circuses and Let Them Eat Cake?

I found it amusing with my blogging friend Jack Heart writing a recent post about the political headlines in the USA being -
Bread and Circuses
And then to look back at the headlines and stories of our own political circus that just played out in the media the week before and after the elections ... events that only a higher power more powerful than some trumped up Illuminati myth could pull off that is.
Is that a Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks tie there Bob?-)
The Friday headlines before the election weekend in Australia were all about the passing of the 23rd PM of Australia, Robert Hawke ... better known to Aussies as just Bob.
Australia's 23rd Prime Minister Bob Hawke's Number Comes Up?
Robert James Lee Hawke
Ironically the tie Bob was wearing on the front page of the Friday May 17th, 2019 Queensland newspaper could easily have been a tie sold in the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks supporter merchandise store.
I should know as like Scott Morrison I'm a life member of the club.
And ironically on page 17 of that same Friday paper was a shark cake featured as part of the International Cake Show Australia that was being held in my hometown of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, the same weekend of the election to elect 
Australia's next Prime Minister.
A tie in the wedding cake section?!
Lollipop Cake Supplies?!
Just like Trump who won the last American election, Scott Morrison was given no chance of winning by the Australian media circus and the Sunday and Monday Queensland papers were obviously linking ScoMo's religious beliefs to the "miracle" win.
It's said that a lot of Australians were disappointed at the result for the environmental issues at stake, but the results of the election don't point to that at all.
I wouldn't say that I'm an atheist, but I wouldn't call myself religious either, and as much as I like Scott as a person and 
fellow Shark supporter there is no politician I would trust in
the current political waters, as they are all metaphorical sharks in my book.
And while it does seem to be a time of "bread and circus" right now, let's hope it never gets to "Let them eat cake" stage.
"Let them eat cake" is the traditional translation of the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was a luxury bread enriched with butter and eggs, the quotation would reflect the princess's disregard for the peasants, or her poor understanding of their situation.
While the phrase is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, there is no record of her having said it
[Let them eat cake] was said 100 years before her by Marie-Thérèse, the wife of Louis XIV.
It was a callous and ignorant statement and she, Marie Antoinette, was neither.
— Antonia Fraser, 2002 Edinburgh Book Fair
Fake news?
In These Vegan Times is it Politically Correct to Be Throwing Eggs?
Or suck eggs in these Trumpty-Dumpty times maybe?

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