In the Court of the Crimson King


I know nothing

So what do I know about things? Clearly not much. I bet $1,000,000 that my compatriots would not vote to leave the EU. They did.

I did not have $1,000,000 by the way, so I had to borrow a lot to bet $5,000,000 that Trump would lose. He did not.

I can no longer give opinions on things political. I am clearly totally out of touch. I thought I was so smart. I am not.  The times they are a changing.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no telling who that it’s naming
For the loser now will be later to win
Cause the times they are a-changing.


We clever people have to swallow the bitter pill that we are the dumb ones.

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6 Responses to In the Court of the Crimson King

  1. Alan says:

    “thought I was so smart”. But I bet you paid your taxes so clearly you were not!
    Over here in the UK many are horrified but not so surprised, given the transfer of wealth and opportunity from the poor and ordinary to the ultra-wealthy over the last generation. Saint Bob had that right too:
    Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don’t stand in the doorway
    Don’t block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    There’s the battle outside raging
    It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
    For the times they are a-changing
    One of my cats left home in protest last night.

  2. calderi says:

    The odd thing is, that in both here and the US, the effect has been to hand more power to the R wing – one can see how fascism gets a grip.

  3. Lew Davidson says:

    I have also had to face the fact that I was completely wrong about how my fellow Americans would respond to the election choices; I fully expected a Clinton/Democratic landslide. Oops! Most of the people I know share my sense of dread about how the next months/years will unfold. There have already been some episodes of intimidation of racial and ethnic minority groups including chants of “Trump, Trump !” The US is in the very early stages of a major experiment to see how far-right Republican government will actually work. I hope it will be more like Berlisconi than Mussolini. I’ll be sailing my Scaffie for tension relief. I hope you can get your rudder replaced and also begin enjoying your Scaffie.
    Lew Davidson

  4. Hi Lew,
    Yep strange days. Enjoy the Scaffie!

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