I never cease to be amazed at how enthralled people are to “celebrity” or the “great and the good”. Many, if not most, of those who achieve prominence in public life have played the “system” well but as we know, the system is psychopathic. What does that make those heroes and heroines we have been trained to revere? Many of them have clay feet.
Winston Churchill – Traitor and Murderer
“World history: There are two world histories. One is the official and full of lies, destined to be taught in schools – the other is the secret history, which harbours the true causes and occurrences.” Honore de Balzac
It is worth reading the comments on sources and this particular gem:
the following piece by Anthony Thomas Trevor-Stokes about Tony Blair is mind-blowing as well, here it is:
Tony Blair as ‘Miranda ‘ HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER by T Stokes
Fabrice, greetings from Italy.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same.
I’ve commented before on how relatively sophisticated people revere Shakespeare’s work which is packed with villains and misuse of power… and yet, they credit contemporary “heroes” with a superhuman capacity to resist the seduction of power to use it for selfish ends.