Theater of Illusion
by Emma X
|Potent archetypes are powerful cultural|
symbols, as illustrated here; one is the
universal symbol for mindless evil and demonic
possession, the other is a black cat.
OK, so in this day and age being tossed on the bonfire with the crazy old human lady that raised me is not likely. I would still like to pitch a bitch about another unenlightened tradition, namely feline Halloween costumes. Look folks, cats don't like to wear clothes. That's just the way it is. We know we're cute. That's why you tolerate the 'tude. But we're not babies or little yappy dogs. We don't fantasize about looking like pumpkins or wizards. And I don't need a yeast infection from sporting your stale bread. So just save the $5.99 at Walmart. If you put that princess outfit on me I am going to immediately rip it to shreds, because I still have some self-respect.
|Joe Biden as the Knight Errant.|
Like him or not, Joe went Medieval
on Paul Ryan Thursday night, restoring
the honor of the Democrats and reviving
morale on the eve of the final great
|Paul Ryan is no stranger to the celebration of|
bizarre quasi-religious rituals. His constituents
may not recognize him during a full moon.
Clearly humans see things differently. You like to pretend you are something you aren't, especially in an election year, and obviously none of the pretense has anything to do with self respect. Or current issues, for that matter. I wonder how many of the cultural idioms associated with candidate posturing also hearken back to antediluvian paranoia? If pretending helps you face your hidden political fears, then good luck processing the theater of illusion presented by the 2012 election. How you even begin to keep the role playing straight in this Gothic morality play is beyond me. Perhaps you should rely less on what you see. As a cat I have very good vision but depend more on my hearing. Why not forget the posturing and take a good listen to what the candidates are saying. Better yet, do what I would do and lead with your sense of smell. You can't hide the aroma of a steaming pile of pretentious horse s**t with proclamations of moral superiority. This election will be won by a nose anyway.
|Mitt Romney wears masks even|
when it isn't Halloween. Here he
poses as a Reagan centrist conservative.
Reagan was known as the Great
Communicator. Romney will go down
in history as a Master Debater.
|Kittens do not understand political|
symbolism in human culture, or
the proper dimensions of a good
ghost costume. It's best all around
if felines don't celebrate Halloween.
|Now don't I just look happy?|
I get to wear this turd on Easter,
too. How about giving it a
break this year? You wear the
costume, and I'll stop shredding
the back of the couch. How's that
for a deal?
|Bainsy dressed as the Angel Moroni|
ready to greet the Romney family on Halloween.
Mittens sends his love to all.
Happy Halloween Everybody!