Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Masque Of The Red Death

Seems appropriate post 'election' (whatever that is anymore).  I posted this url on my FB in response to the results:  It is Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens.  I considered it appropriate what with the macabre fascination with our marxist in chief.

Dancing with death and the sickening-sweet stench of collectivism seems like a natural combo to me -s-.  I also show the correlation between this and Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe.

The premise is fairly simple.  A plague has ravaged the land.  Prince Prospero has sequestered himself with a 1000 other nobles in a fortified abbey to escape the Red Death.  They throw a party to amuse themselves and while away the time as they await the end of the plague.  They are indifferent to the sufferings outside and have even welded the doors shut.

Seven rooms are colored specifically blue, purple, green, orange, white, violet and the last room is black with red windows.  I'm sure Poe had no idea of homeland security's color code lol.  And as for all save the last room, I'll leave it to the reader's individual interpretation.

A mysterious figure garbed in bloody robes and death mask, obviously representing a victim of the Red Death, is noticed by the crowd.  Prospero chases him and when facing him, falls dead.  the crowd makes to grab the figure and discover nothing, no one underneath. 

Of course, the figure is the Red Death itself and the crowd immediately contract and die from the plague in the black room.  The final line of the story sums up: "And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all."

In light or darkness of the election the symbolism is obvious.

We must not ignore even in these perilous times, our problems.  That will lead to our undoing. 

More than ever, we must face the darkness and in comiong against it take charge.

As for elitists who are oblivious to suffering, they will find that same danger in their midst.  It will be their undoing.

We will survive the Red (sic) Death of collectivism.  My ancestors and many more lived through the Black Death of the 1300s.  Common sense and the old ways won out.

Be aware and prepare.  We will live through our deadliest times.  The collectivists and those who would be our masters always underestimate us. 

We will endure.  Not just words but fact.


teacher said...

Dancing in the dark.

Mike H said...

.....the wonder of why we're here........