Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Play’s the … You Know … the Thing

 

Perhaps the Dems are pushing a doddering and forgetful white man with a young female heir because they are trying to tell a story; the party is pathetic and a little crazy as it wanders in the wilderness, cast out by an ungrateful public. It is also ancient, white and white-haired. It will be rescued by the loyal young female who takes the old white guy in but is the actual ruler.

It’s King Lear for millennials and a psychodrama that appeals to people who still love the old white guy and to those who can’t wait to see him leave the stage both because you’ve elected the story to play out in real-time.

Published in General
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

There are 14 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. Barfly Member

    If we’re living in a narrative, we ought to credit Pynchon as much as Shakespeare. 2020 is Gravity’s Rainbow, and we’re almost past the zero.

    • #1
    • September 22, 2020, at 10:49 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  2. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    • #2
    • September 22, 2020, at 10:53 AM PDT
    • 12 likes
  3. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Percival (View Comment):

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    They can’t cast Hillary as her turn as Lady MacBeth was indelible. 

    • #3
    • September 22, 2020, at 10:56 AM PDT
    • 10 likes
  4. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    TBA (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    They can’t cast Hillary as her turn as Lady MacBeth was indelible.

    That, plus she’s older than dirt.

    • #4
    • September 22, 2020, at 11:02 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  5. Barfly Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    They can’t cast Hillary as her turn as Lady MacBeth was indelible.

    That, plus she’s older than dirt.

    Aaand, she has no problem with dirty hands since she licked them clean. 

    P.S. Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States.

    • #5
    • September 22, 2020, at 11:26 AM PDT
    • 11 likes
  6. GLDIII Temporarily Essential Reagan
    GLDIII Temporarily EssentialJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    They can’t cast Hillary as her turn as Lady MacBeth was indelible.

    That, plus she’s older than dirt.

    Aaand, she has no problem with dirty hands since she licked them clean.

    P.S. Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States.

    Liking…… just to see this repeated again. 

    • #6
    • September 22, 2020, at 3:14 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  7. Flicker Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    Someone on a skateboard.

    • #7
    • September 22, 2020, at 4:52 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  8. Hank Rhody, Freelance Philosop… Contributor

    Percival (View Comment):

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    It’s a lot harder when you realize the fool has to be wise.

    • #8
    • September 22, 2020, at 6:58 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  9. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Hank Rhody, Freelance Philosop… (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    To be King Lear, he needs two more daughters to plot against him, and a fool.

    AOC, Ilhan Omar, and for the fool … whoa, there are so many to choose from.

    It’s a lot harder when you realize the fool has to be wise.

    And is loyal to Lear, as is Cordelia.

    Do you suppose Joe even has two friends?

    • #9
    • September 22, 2020, at 7:02 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  10. Django Member

    For some reason this reminded me of my hero Ambrose Bierce’s definition of a queen: The person who rules the kingdom when there is a king, and through whom the kingdom is ruled when there isn’t a king. 

    • #10
    • September 22, 2020, at 9:13 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  11. cirby Member

    I forget – which Shakespeare play is it where all of the King’s children are corrupt and taking money from enemy countries?

     

    • #11
    • September 23, 2020, at 7:56 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  12. Django Member

    cirby (View Comment):

    I forget – which Shakespeare play is it where all of the King’s children are corrupt and taking money from enemy countries?

     

    It’s covered here: https://www.scribd.com/document/477171053/Hunter-Biden-Burisma-and-Corruption-The-Impact-on-U-S-Government-Policy-and-Related-Concerns#from_embed

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/breaking-senate-finance-homeland-committees-release-report-hunter-biden-burisma-corruption-devastating/

    Wonder if NYT or WaPo will cover the story? 

    • #12
    • September 23, 2020, at 9:21 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  13. Barfly Member

    cirby (View Comment):

    I forget – which Shakespeare play is it where all of the King’s children are corrupt and taking money from enemy countries?

    See, that’s what I mean. Tragic figures in Shakespeare have elegant flaws, instead we get the white trash Biden Clan. Look, I watched Othello, and Joe Biden is no Othello.

    • #13
    • September 23, 2020, at 11:13 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  14. Hank Rhody, Freelance Philosop… Contributor

    Barfly (View Comment):
    Look, I watched Othello, and Joe Biden is no Othello.

    Are you saying he ain’t black? then who in the sam-hill is he going to vote for?

    • #14
    • September 23, 2020, at 12:26 PM PDT
    • 3 likes